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post #1 of 17 Old 03-23-2010, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Ridge Parkway Closed Until Mid-May

Just heard on the local news that Parkway Officials don't expect the BRP to open until the middle of May.

At this point there are at least 2,000 trees blocking the road in North Carolina.

It's been a rough winter here, up on the Parkway, hurricane force winds really tore things up. I've been up to the gate at Hwy 276 and can attest to the arboreal damage there.

I'll link the video as soon as it's posted.

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Thanks for posting. I hope they get it cleaned up sooner than May.

I know my family in WV took a pounding also this winter.

It's kind of strange, how the mountains pay us no attention at ll. You laugh or cry and the wind just keeps on blowing.

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Here's what the BRP looked like in the Jonas Ridge area on March 27th. (near Linville Falls)


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Damn!!!

You better get that cleaned up Norm!!!

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Thank you very much for the info. I was thinking of heading up there this weekend and I had no idea. I guess I will try going somewhere south instead.

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Thank you very much for the info. I was thinking of heading up there this weekend and I had no idea. I guess I will try going somewhere south instead.
You can pick a nice route around the BRP.

We really need the tourist cash.

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You can pick a nice route around the BRP.

We really need the tourist cash.
I'm wondering if that's why the .gov parkway website only lists one mile of the whole thing as being closed?

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I'm wondering if that's why the .gov parkway website only lists one mile of the whole thing as being closed?
Maybe if you add up the trunk diameter of all the fallen trees it adds up to 5,280 ft. They hope you don't picking your way around them.

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BRP Update

I went up Hwy 276 to the BRP yesterday.

It's open northbound, only to the Pisgah Inn. If you're in Waynesville (are you reading this Barnone?) It's a lovely ride up there for lunch. Also if you're coming up from Brevard it's a lovely ride, either way, they'll need your business during this closure.

The BRP was closed Southbound from 276. Not sure of the status beyond that point, although the official website fails to include this closure:

http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm

According to the link above, the section North of the Pisgah Inn North to Hwy 191 will remain closed until July.

The website lists a detour, and there are detour signs in my neighborhood. If you want an alternate detour (read more MC-oriented) send me a PM; it includes Avery's Creek Road, Pennsylvania Road, North and South Mills River Road and some others.

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