Road temporarily closed for migration of snakes and amphibians

A section of road is temporarily closed in the Shawnee National Forest for the migration of some snakes and amphibians.

The U.S. Forest Service says starting Monday LaRue Road #345, also known as Snake Road, will be closed between mile post 3.0 and mile post 5.8.

The closed road makes it safer for the seasonal migration of some snakes and amphibians as they move from their winter hibernation areas to their summer swamp habitats.

The road will remain closed until May 15.

For more information about the migration, call the Shawnee National Forest office in Jonesboro, Illinois at (618) 833-8576.

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