Kewaunee County closes trails; sheriff stresses snowmobile safety

With the many trails opened this week for snowmobiling, your safety is the main concern of many in the law enforcement community.


All four of Door County’s snowmobile zones are open for riding as of Friday morning, though they are all reporting poor conditions. Kewaunee County opened two of its four sections earlier this week but closed them as of Friday morning due to a lack of fresh snow and melting. The Kewaunee Moonriders snowmobile club told its Facebook followers that they are out moving snow from the wind and working with what they have, but admits they are still one more snowstorm away from opening their trails for the season.


Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski urges snowmobilers to operate their machines with caution, especially if they have to use a ditch to get to a marked trail.

The region saw its first snowmobile-related death earlier this week in Oconto County when a 56-year-old woman from Wausaukee died after the vehicle left the trail and hit a tree. A 57-year-old Wausaukee man was also injured as a result of the crash. The DNR, the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s Office are still investigating the incident.

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