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Winter Restrictions Temporarily Reduced

Beaver Springs had less snow over the weekend than what was forecasted. There is still quite a lot of snow, more than what is usually on the ground this time of year. So, we will temporarily reduce winter restrictions and allow vehicles with 4 wheel drive into Beaver Springs. No cars or large vehicles should enter Beaver Springs.

Many people were surprised by this storm. So, this is a good reminder for all of us to start preparing cabins for Winter early in the Fall because we can never predict the weather.

WINTER ROAD RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

Winter road restrictions are now in effect!! ONLY snow vehicles (snowmobiles, snow cats, ATVs, and the like) are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted in the Spring.

Restrictions are going into place earlier this year, because we are expecting a big snow storm the weekend of 11/13/2020. Two-three feet of snow is expected in areas of Summit County. We have already had some issues with cars stuck in the neighborhood, so please plan accordingly.

*If there is a possibility that the restrictions can be lifted in late November, we will notify residents. However, it seems as though winter has arrived early!

We change to “Winter Road Restrictions” when the snow or ice accumulation is significant enough to make travel on BSR roads hazardous. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted past the BSR gate. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles ARE NOT PERMITED until restrictions are lifted. Even if you see car tracks going past the gate, this does not mean it is okay for you to drive in. This is for everyone’s safety. We’ve had people in the past who disobey the restrictions and end up blocking the road at the bottom of the gated hill.

It is the responsibility of every Association Member to ensure their guests are aware when Winter Restrictions are in effect and what that means. We had a few non-snow vehicles go into BSR last winter by guests. Most required assistance to get out.

Winter Restrictions Lifted

Winter road restrictions have been lifted. Some areas are still quite soft or snowy and have been coned off. Do not move the cones and drive through these areas! It will cause costly damage to the roads. Here are the continuing limitations:

  • MacKenzie is closed from Hoback to the top of Mud Hill.
  • Parts of lower Escalante are closed.
  • As usual, large trucks and commercial vehicles are still restricted for a couple more weeks (until May 12th).

Update, May 3rd: Mud Hill and Escalante are now open. Please refrain from bringing large trucks and trailers into the neighborhood until after May 11th, as earlier stated.

Winter Restrictions Ending Soon… But Not YET!

The snow is rapidly melting (picture above from Weber Road on Friday) and the weather forecast shows some pretty high temperatures for this week. At this time, the Board is hoping to lift Winter Restrictions later this week. Please stay tuned and continue to hold off driving over roads which will be damaged by automotive traffic. Also, avoid the river banks in the upcoming weeks, these weather conditions typically cause fast high-water conditions.

Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. At this time, we highly recommend tracked ATVs only due to patches of snow (either frozen or very soft), mud, and areas lacking either.

As a reminder, large trucks and commercial vehicles are typically restricted for an additional 1-3 weeks after the winter restrictions are lifted (depending on weather). This is to prevent costly damage to the still-soft roads.

We are monitoring the weather, the remaining snow, and the road conditions in general with hopes of lifting the restriction some time soon. It is, however, too soon to know when we will be able to lift the restrictions. Recent Spring storms have slowed the melting and sometimes added new snow.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page before assuming restrictions have been lifted.

Winter Restrictions in Effect

Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. At this time, we highly recommend tracked ATVs or snowcats only due to patches of snow (either frozen or very soft), mud, and areas lacking either.

As a reminder, large trucks and commercial vehicles are typically restricted for an additional 1-3 weeks after the winter restrictions are lifted (depending on weather). This is to prevent costly damage to the still-soft roads.

We are monitoring the weather, the remaining snow, and the road conditions in general with hopes of lifting the restriction some time soon. It is, however, too soon to know when we will be able to lift the restrictions. Recent Spring storms have slowed the melting and sometimes added new snow.

Please check back here or on our Facebook page before assuming restrictions have been lifted.

Winter Restrictions Reminder

It is the responsibility of each and every Association Member to ensure their guests (including contractors) are aware when Winter Restrictions are in effect and what that means. We have had a few violations this week which are causing issues for others travelling the roads.

A reminder that winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. This is done when the snow or ice accumulation is significant enough to make travel on BSR roads hazardous. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted past the BSR gate. This is a requirement of anyone passing through the gate; whether a Beaver Springs Ranch property owner or any of the neighbors to our north who also use the BSR gate. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. Even if you see car tracks going past the gate, this does not mean it is okay for you to drive in. This is for everyone’s safety.

We reserve the right to levy a fine to any Association Member found to be in connection with a violation of the Winter Restrictions.

 

Winter Restrictions in Effect

Winter road restrictions are now in effect. The winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate and only snow vehicles (snowmobiles, snow cats, ATVs, and the like) are permitted on BSR roads. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted in the Spring.

For more information about Winter Restrictions, please see our Jack Frost at BSR post.

Jack Frost at BSR

Winter is fast approaching and has hit BSR pretty hard twice already this Fall making it difficult to drive in and out. We hope you’ve already done any necessary winterizing. We highly recommend four-wheel drive vehicles only until the snow and ice from the recent storms melts off.

Winter Restrictions will go into effect soon–typically around Thanksgiving (plus or minus a week). We won’t know for sure when until the snow stops melting, but we will give as much notice as possible. Please use caution at all times and evaluate the weather and conditions before you enter BSR.

What does “Winter Restrictions” mean? Winter road restrictions are in effect any time the winter restrictions sign is posted on the gate. This is done when the snow or ice accumulation is significant enough to make travel on BSR roads hazardous. During winter restrictions, only snow vehicles—such as snowmobiles, snow cats, and ATVs—are permitted past the BSR gate. Cars, trucks, and 4-wheel drive vehicles are not permitted until restrictions are lifted. Even if you see car tracks going past the gate, this does not mean it is okay for you to drive in. This is for everyone’s safety. We’ve had people in the past who disobey the restrictions and end up blocking the road at the bottom of the gated hill.

It is the responsibility of every Association Member to ensure their guests are aware when Winter Restrictions are in effect and what that means. We had a few non-snow vehicles go into BSR last winter by guests. Most required assistance to get out. We hope anyone who received assistance has treated their rescuers with a giant gift basket for helping them out of their sad blunder. 😉

Winter Restrictions Lifted

Winter road restrictions have been lifted. Some areas are still quite soft and have been coned off. Do not move the cones and drive through the areas! It will cause costly damage to the roads. Here are the continuing limitations:

  • MacKenzie (Mud Hill) is closed from Fremont to the top of Mud Hill. There is road damage from vehicles that needs to be repaired. It is not possible to drive around the damage. (See picture)
  • As usual, large trucks and commercial vehicles are still restricted for a couple more weeks (until May 18th).