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Advisories for Tiadaghton State Forest

Slate Run Road Closure

Due to extremely rainy weather in 2018, Slate Run Road in the northern section of Tiadaghton State Forest experienced multiple landslides. The resulting hazardous conditions necessitated closure of the road in September 2018 -- from the Manor Fork intersection to the Francis Road intersection.

Signs are posted advising travelers of the closure. Travelers to the village of Slate Run from Route 44 should use the Francis Road detour as an alternate route. Please be aware that Francis Road receives no winter maintenance. 

Please see the Slate Run Road Closure and Detour Map (PDF) for additional information.

Actions to fix Slate Run Road have been ongoing since September, including:

  • Consultations
  • Estimates
  • Core-sampling
  • Site surveying

Additionally, the construction bid has been awarded with construction activities estimated to begin on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Completion of construction activities is estimated to be mid-summer. 

Please contact the Tiadaghton State Forest district office at 570-753-5409 with questions or concerns.

Don’t Move Firewood

To help protect the forest from invasive insects that can kill trees and devastate the ecosystem, please do not transport firewood over long distances. Firewood can harbor insects such as emerald ash borer. Cut or purchase your firewood where you intend to burn it.