Emergency closure ordered for Three Sisters, Cedar Creek Falls

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Forest Service Tuesday announced an emergency closure of the Three Sisters and Cedar Creek Falls areas, to be in effect until Monday due to safety concerns related to an anticipated heat wave.

“The road and trail system leading to both Three Sisters and Cedar Creek falls are very challenging under normal conditions, but with extreme heat, the area becomes dangerous,” according to a Forest Service statement.

Heat stroke results in several fatalities per year in those areas, according to the Forest Service. Hundreds of people also require medical services or air rescues each year.

Emergency closures are often implemented when temperatures are expected to exceed 95 degrees. Additional closures are expected through the summer.