RICE -- Motorists will no longer be able park on a road that runs along Little Rock Lake in Benton County.

The 10500 block of West Lake Road east of Rice will has been established as a "no parking" zone due to its being a narrow roadway with little or no shoulder.

Benton County Sheriff Troy Heck says a recent garage fire  on the road highlighted the need for the change.

Minnesota law prohibits vehicles from being parked on the traveled portion of roads and violators will be towed by the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

Those looking to ice fish are encouraged to use St. Regis County Park less than a mile north of the new "no parking" zone.