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Forest road-closing schedule set

Officials with Cherokee National Forest have outlined winter road closing schedules for roads in the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area.
Unicoi County roads affected by the schedule include:
Rich Mountain Road (FDR 190) – The road and all spurs in Unicoi County will be closed for the December bear hunts, tentatively Dec. 1-16. This area is in the Unicoi bear reserve.
Unaka Mountain Road (230) – Will be closed between Dec. 17 and March 18.
The following roads in Unicoi County will be closed between Jan. 17 and March 18: Irishman’s Branch Road (313), Rich Mountain Road and all spurs (190); Little Mountain Road (359); Martins Creek Road (410); and Long Branch Road (4365).
Roads may be closed earlier than the schedule indicates because of extreme weather conditions.
For information on specific hunting regulations, call the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Morristown office at 800-332-0900.