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post #1 of 3 Old 10-07-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Roads closed due to govt. shutdown

Going to NC the 13th for fall riding, maybe the government shutdown will be over by then. According to Tailofthedragon.com these roads are closed....


OPEN:
Tail of the Dragon US 129
Cherohala Skyway NC 143/TN 165
US 441 Gatlinburg to Cherokee
Moonshiner 28
Blue Ridge Parkway

CLOSED:
Foothills Parkway - Townsend to US 129
Little River Road TN 73 Gatlinburg/Townsend
All National Park facilities are closed includes:
Clingman's Dome
Camp sites
Visitor Centers
Cades Cove
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My Wee, wife and I were on the BRP late yesterday evening. The Parkway was open on the section we rode (from Highway 16-BRP intersection in NC (north of Wilkesboro NC) north about 40 miles - fairly close to Fancy Gap).

Very little traffic on that section. A few bikes. A few cars. We mostly had it to ourselves, but we were riding late - it was getting dark as we got off the Parkway. My wife said she thought some of the Parkway-support buildings might have been closed (not sure about that), but the section of road we were on was open.

Beautiful too. Leaves beginning to fall some but not much color yet.

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