The National Park Service as issued the following release:
Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Storm Related Closures
ASHEVILLE, NC – Based on updated weather forecasts and in the interest of visitor safety, the Blue Ridge Parkway is closing sections of the Parkway from Milepost 165, at VA State Route 8, south through North Carolina to Milepost 469, at Cherokee. These closures will remain in effect throughTuesday, September 12, 2017. During the period of closure the Parkway is closed to all traffic, including cyclists and hikers.
In North Carolina
Due to the nature of this weather event, information is subject to change.Parkway staff is keeping an eye on dams, rivers, and streams and will make additional closures if necessary. Visitors are encouraged to regularly check the Parkway’s online Real Time Road Map during this weather event for the latest road updates and opening information.
As Parkway managers prepare for possible impacts of this storm system, the top priority in all decisions is the safety and well-being of staff and visitors. The Blue Parkway is a living and fragile resource; and the public’s adherence to these warnings is vital to their personal safety as well as the protection of the Parkway.