Friday's rain and warmth has derailed a promising snowmobiling season on our local trails, with South Warren Snowmobile Club closing its trails on Thursday. (The poker run scheduled for Saturday was cancelled.) The North Warren and Mulleyville snowmobile clubs also closed their trails.

The good news for snowmobilers is that cold and more snow will arrive Saturday, and hopefully freshen the trails back up.

The South Warren Snowmobile Club posted on its Facebook page that there have been a number of problems with vehicles driving on groomed trails this season, and asked club members to help track down offenders. The post is below:

-- Don Lehman

"SWSC needs your help - there seems to be larger number of vehicles running up and down the Prospect Mtn trail this year. It's a problem every year but this year seems worse than normal. Sometimes its someone from out of town who doesn't know any better but most times its locals who know better. It's pretty obvious that its a snowmobile trail. Law enforcement is always a big supporter of the club and they do a great job of keeping vehicles off Prospect Mtn but they can't be everywhere. If you see a vehicle on Prospect, please take a picture of their license plate number and the vehicle on the mtn and send us a message through Facebook. Maybe politely tell them they are not allowed up there. It's so frustrating grooming until 1am and then having a vehicle trash your work. DEC and the club has signs that say "No Motorized Vehicles" but of course they are ignored. Thanks for the help!"

 

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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