A mudslide about seven miles west of Nez Perce Pass is causing travel problems on Magruder Road.

The Magruder Road Corridor runs between two wilderness areas in Montana and Idaho and it experienced a mudslide in the same general area last year, at mile marker 26.2, according to Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest.

The washout at Scimitar Creek dumped mud, rocks and trees into the corridor again, following a slow-moving thunderstorm earlier this week. Only high clearance or 4-wheel-drive vehicles can get through the area. Officials recommend no cars or anyone towing livestock or camping trailers.

Mud covers about a 70-foot section of the road, McKay reported. Efforts to clear the road will begin soon.

For more information, contact the West Fork Ranger District at (406) 821-3269.