George Washington and Jefferson National Forests close trail systems

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are shutting down Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trail systems.

The temporary closures apply to the following OHV areas:

The Glen wood-Pedlar Ranger District - Sout Pedlar ATV Trail System

Lee Ranger District- Peters Mill Run/ Taskers Gap OHV System

According to a release, these steps are being taken to reduce the impact on emergency responders and limit the spread of COVID-19 since the use of the trails strains emergency resources like search and rescue crews.

For updates, you can visit the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests website here.

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