Wyoming forest roads slow to open because of snow

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JACKSON, Wyo. - Portions of the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming are scheduled to open to the public next Monday, but visitors in vehicles will find limited access because roads are soggy or still covered with snow.

And snowy, wet weather in the region this week is only making matters worse.

Forest spokeswoman Mary Cernicek tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that people may have to walk, snowshoe or cross-country ski in order to access forest areas.

Some roads in the forest will remain closed because they are still covered by snow, and rangers advise people with low-clearance cars to avoid the forest roads for now.