Forest Service Warns Be Careful In The Woods

10/31/12 6:06AM

U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont and New York are urging extra caution for those who may want to venture out in the woods in the days following the storm.

The Forest Service says overhead dangers may remain present even after the weather clears, with branches or even whole trees set to fall.

Another concern is that streams and rivers may be swollen from the rains that fell during the storm.
Colleen Madrid is forest supervisor for the Green Mountain National Forest, in Vermont, and Finger Lakes National Forest, in New York. She says crews will be working to clear up any hazards.

Madrid says the forests are not closed, but she urges that people visiting them pay close attention to their surroundings.

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