George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Closing Rec Areas & Roads

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The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are temporarily  closing all forest recreation areas and some forest roads for public  safety due to the anticipated heavy rainfall, high winds, and potential  for flooding and downed trees.

All forest campgrounds, cabins, day  use areas, and some trailheads and roads will be closed to the public  beginning Wednesday, September 12.

They encourage you to avoid  all trails, roads and travel in and across the George Washington and  Jefferson National Forests over the next few days as there is a serious  risk of potential road blockages due to flooding, downed trees, and  landslides.

For a list of recreation areas and roads that are temporarily closed due to Hurricane Florence, go here.

Over  166 recreation sites across the forest will be closed, including  Sherando Lake Recreation Area in Augusta County, the South Pedlar ATV  Trail System in Amherst County, the Peters Mill Run and Taskers Gap OHV  Trail Complex in Shenandoah County, Cascades Trail in Giles County, Lake  Moomaw in Alleghany and Bath Counties, and all recreation sites within  the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

More on this: ABC 13

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