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Rain and warm weather erode snowmobile trails statewide

Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 7:34 am

Due to rain and warm weather across the state, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) warned today that snowmobile trails have deteriorated rapidly and riding conditions may not be safe in many parts of Minnesota.

Earlier this week, snow conditions were still good in northern Minnesota, but that situation has changed dramatically in the last couple of days. Local clubs have put up “Trail Closed” signs on many of the grant-in-aid trails, and this will probably be the last week that state trails are groomed, according to the DNR.

Snow depth and trail conditions are updated every Thursday at www.mndnr.gov/news. The reports are also available by calling the DNR Information Center, 888-MINNDNR, or the local clubs (listed online) that groom the grant-in-aid trails.

For snow depth information go to www.dnr.state.mn.us/snow_depth/index.html.

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