Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Storm Causes Washout on Blue Ridge Parkway

Several storm related closures are still in effect along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Parkway officials are asking for cooperation in particular at the closure from Milepost 402.7 to Milepost 408.4, where a significant washout was discovered along the road shoulder at the Little Pisgah Ridge Tunnel (Milepost 407). Park engineers are assessing the site for any additional undercutting of the road and needed repairs.

The Pisgah Inn and campground at Milepost 408.8 are accessible via US Route 276 which crosses the Parkway at Milepost 411.8.

Until repaired, this is a hazardous area and is closed to ALL traffic, including cyclists and hikers. Visitors behind closed gates will be asked to turn around. The public’s cooperation with this closure is important to personal safety as well as the protection of Parkway’s resources.

Updates regarding all closure areas will be posted on the Parkway’s online Real Time Road Map; other updates will also be posted regularly on the Parkway’s social media platforms, found using @BlueRidgeNPS.



Jeff
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