Marcellus Drilling Hampers Snowmobiling

1490NewsBlog – WESB
by Anne Holliday

A connector trail to the Allegheny Snowmobile Loop will be closed for the season because of a Marcellus Shale drilling operation in the area.

US Forest Service officials say the closing of Connector 17 (Forest Road 186) near Lantz Corners affects about five miles of trail from the intersection of Route 6 near the Kane Drive-In to the intersection of ASL Connector 26.  Connector 26 will remain open, allowing access from Lantz Corners to Forest Road 150 (ASL Connector 18).

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