Friday, May 31, 2013

Road Closures and Hazards on Grandfather Ranger District

The U.S. Forest Service is warning drivers to exercise caution when driving on certain roads in the Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest.

Recent heavy rains have damaged the following roads on the Grandfather Ranger District. These roads are open to the public; however, drivers should proceed slowly and with caution as the roads may have gullies or potholes. Drivers may encounter graders and other heavy equipment working on these roads and other roads on the district.

• FSR 464 Edgemont-Pinola
• FSR 58 Kawana
• FSR 982 Mortimer Piedmont
• FSR 496 New Gingercake
• FSR 192 Roseboro Gragg
• FSR 981 Roseboro Edgemont
• FSR 210 Roses Creek
• FSR 4071 Thunderhole
• FSR 45 Watauga Turnpike

The following Grandfather Ranger District roads received significant damage by recent heavy rains. Sections or entire lengths of these roads have been closed to the public. The Forest Service is working to repair these roads.

• FSR 470 Little Buck (upper section severely damaged)
• FSR 197 Raven Cliff (closed near end of road)
• FSR 464A Lost Cove (entire length closed)


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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