Update from the National Park Service: September 13, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Reopens Some Sections After Storm Related Closures
ASHEVILLE, NC – Storm cleanup continues on the Blue Ridge Parkway with some previously closed sections reopening by mid day on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. These sections include:
Over 300 miles of Parkway saw downed trees and storm damage; and across this large area a wide variety of conditions exist. Sections that remain closed have substantial tree and rock damage requiring more in depth and technical clean up. Remaining closed sections include:
During this continued closure these sections of Parkway remain closed to all traffic, including cyclists and hikers. All NC campgrounds in this section are expected to open by Thursday, September 14, 2017. Visitors are encouraged to regularly check the Parkway’s online Real Time Road Map for the latest opening information.
The effects of this storm event are a reminder that the Blue Parkway is a living and fragile resource. While inconvenient, the public’s cooperation with these remaining closures is important to personal safety as well as the protection of Parkway resources.