Effective today, the following sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway have now opened after being cleared from the weekend storm event:
- MP 0 at Shenandoah National Park
- MP 29 at VA Route 603
- MP 105.8 at US Route 460
- MP 121.4 at US Route 220
- MP 290.8 at Green Hill Road
- MP 317.5 at US HWY 221, including Linville Falls
- MP 375.7 at Ox Creek Road
- MP 469 at Great Smokey Mountains National Park
Campgrounds in these sections will reopen on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. Other campgrounds and visitor facilities will open pending assessments and any necessary clean-up of storm debris.
Storm clean up continues in many locations along the Blue Ridge Parkay. Persistent hazardous weather conditions on Monday prevented crews from accessing the road and facilities along sections of the Parkway in northwest North Carolina and Virginia. Crews are now in these areas assessing the motor road and facilities for reopening.
Remaining sections of the Parkway are closed to ALL traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians. Attempts to route around gates and barriers require staff time which in turn delays opening times. The public’s cooperation with the remaining closures is important to visitor and staff safety as well as the protection of Parkway resources.
Park visitors and neighbors are encouraged to check the Parkway's website along with its Facebook and Twitter pages for updated information and before heading out to the Parkway.