Forest Service: Stay out of gorge

SLADE — If you were thinking that a hike in the woods to look at ice-covered trees would be a good idea, the Forest Service has this advice: Stay away from the Red River Gorge.

Trails are covered with trees and branches, and more continue to fall. Roads are covered with ice and are treacherous. The Gladie Learning Center is temporarily closed because it has no electricity.

The Koomer Ridge Campground in Wolfe County is also closed until further notice.