With Fire Danger Declining, Highways Open back up to Public Under Caution

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As the Seeley fire nears full containment, previously closed highways are now opened to the public, with some very important exceptions.

Manti-La Sal National Forest Public Affairs Specialist Rosann Fillmore said motorists should use caution when driving on the following roads as fire crews and UDOT personnel are still fighting and cleaning up debris, respectively:

SR 31 (Highway from Fairview to Huntington)

SR 96 (Highway from Scofield to Highway 6)

SR 264 (Highway that connects 96 and 31)

Fillmore cautioned drivers about distracted driving and reminded motorists that roads are opened to through traffic only and that no stopping or camping is permitted.

“People need to remember that they are not the only ones on the road,” she said. “They are still sharing the road with others and they need to be careful.”

Fillmore also noted that there is still smoke in the air along SR 31 between Crandall Canyon and Electric Lake.

At last report, the Seeley Fire was at 87 percent containment with an estimated containment date of July 15.

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