White River Area Road Closure Delayed

DATE: 10/15/08

For Immediate Release

Donna Rahier, 360-569-2211, ext. 2301< /p>

With the continued relatively mild weather conditions, Mount Rainier

National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga advises that the road into

the White River area from SR 410 (Mather wye) to White River Campground

will remain open until Monday, November 3. This area had been scheduled

to close for the season on October 13. However, visitors are advised

that if significant snowfall accumulates in the area before the November

3 date, the road will be closed for the season.< /p>

This extension will allow visitors access to some of the popular

trailheads along this road for fall hikes.< /p>

Park visitors are reminded to be prepared for sudden fall storms and

carry tire chains in their vehicles, as weather conditions can change

rapidly at this time of year.< /p>

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