Construction has closed a canyon road. Leslie Stratmoen has the details.
The installation of a residential sewer line has closed the main road into Tongue River Canyon. Public Works Director Johann Nield of Dayton said River Road will be closed through mid-afternoon today. So, he said, anyone wanting to get through to the canyon will be directed to take an alternate route.
He said the complete closure of the road was not planned. The contractor had planned to keep half the road open, he said, but due to location of the main line asked that the city allow them to close the entire road off to traffic. The public works director said the closure mainly affects people who live on River Road, but he said the canyon is also just a beautiful place to drive through and is a popular spot for anglers.