Friday, October 2, 2015

Shenandoah National Park Officials Issue Weather Advisory

Shenandoah National Park Officials are issuing a weather advisory for anybody planning on travel to the Park over the next few days. Since Monday, the Park has received 8.8 inches of rain in some areas, resulting in localized flooding of trails, parking lots and roads. Forecasts show more rain - heavy at times - in the upcoming days. Visitors to Shenandoah National Park should use extreme caution during this weather event; expect slick conditions and debris - such as trees, limbs, and leaves - on roads and trails.

Until further notice, current closures affect the Whiteoak Canyon parking lot (off Berry Hollow road/route 600), and lower Whiteoak Canyon and the Cedar Run trails.Old Rag parking area (off route 600) is open to day use only. Additional closures may be implemented if conditions continue to worsen.

Before departing for the Park check for weather updates, and check with the Park via Facebook, Twitter feeds, and the Park's webpage (www.nps.gov/shen) for current conditions. For road closure information call the Park's recorded line at 540-999-3500 option 1, option 1.



Jeff
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