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UDOT to likely close S.R. 39 and S.R. 65 by mid-November

FILE: The Utah Department of Transportation has announced it is evaluating road conditions daily on state Route 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, and S.R. 65, the Big Mountain Highway, and will likely close the roads by mid-November due to weather conditions.
FILE: The Utah Department of Transportation has announced it is evaluating road conditions daily on state Route 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, and S.R. 65, the Big Mountain Highway, and will likely close the roads by mid-November due to weather conditions.
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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation has announced it is evaluating road conditions daily on state Route 39, the Monte Cristo Highway, and S.R. 65, the Big Mountain Highway, and will likely close the roads by mid-November due to weather conditions.

However, adverse weather conditions could force road closures without advance warning. Regardless, the roads will close, no matter the weather conditions, by midnight on Monday, Nov. 30.

When the closures do occur, S.R. 39 will be closed between milepost 37 at the Ant Flat Road area east of Huntsville, Weber County, and milepost 56 near Woodruff, Rich County.

S.R. 65 will close between milepost 3, just north of the Emigration Canyon turnoff in east Salt Lake County, and milepost 14, about a mile south of the East Canyon Reservoir in Morgan County.

The roads are closed during the winter because of safety concerns and the prohibitive costs of keeping them open to traffic. Motorists who normally travel S.R. 65 should use I-84 and S.R. 66 from Morgan or S.R. 65 from Henefer to access the East Canyon recreation area during the winter.