Blue Ridge Parkway in High Country Remains Open While Other Parts Closed in NC, VA

Published Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Crews are out this morning clearing road hazards such as downed trees and rocks. Openings are expected throughout the day. Keep up with the latest using http://www.nps.gov/maps/blri/road-closures/

Posted by Blue Ridge Parkway on Monday, October 5, 2015

By Jesse Wood

While long stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway are still closed after flooding from nearly two weeks of rain, the portion of the parkway in the Boone and Blowing Rock area remains open.

The Blue Ridge Parkway experienced downed trees, rockslides and more during the past few days that features high winds along with heavy rains.

In the High Country region – from Linville to Jefferson, most of the Blue Ridge Parkway is open except for mileposts 305.1 to 307.9.

Heading south towards Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway closes at milepost 317.5 towards Asheville before opening up before entering Asheville. There are, though, a couple short stretches and picnic areas between Black Mountain and Linville Falls that are open.

See interactive road closure map of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the National Park Service website for the most up-to-date coverage of road closures.

Also be sure to check out this website for weather forecasts along Blue Ridge Parkway.

 

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