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Blue Ridge Parkway Closure Report 1/16/13

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY CLOSURE REPORT DATE:01/16/2013 TIME: 0820

VIRGINIA STATUS Open 0.0 Rockfish Gap (I-64) to 2.2 VA RT 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) Open 2.2 VA RT 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) to 4.4 VA RT 610 (Old Draft Dr) Open 4.4 VA RT 610 (Old Draft Dr) to 13.7 VA RT 664 (Lyndhurst Rd) (Includes Humpback Rocks Visitor Center) Open 13.7 VA RT 664 (Lyndhurst Rd) to 16.0 VA RT 814 (Love Rd) Open 16.0 VA RT 814 (Love Rd) to 27.2 VA RT 56 (Tye River Rd) Open 27.2 VA RT 56 (Tye River Rd) to 29.0 VA RT 603 (Irish Creek Rd) Open 29.0 VA RT 603 (Irish Creek Rd) to 45.6 US RT 60 Open 45.6 US RT 60 to 61.4 VA R 130 (Elon Rd) UNGATED 61.4 VA RT 130 (Elon Rd) to 66.3 James River Maintenance Area (Includes James River Visitor Center) Open 66.3 James River Maintenance Area to 76.0 Apple Orchard Parking Area Open 76.0 Apple Orchard Parking Area to 85.9 VA RT 43 (Peaks Rd) (includes Peaks of Otter Lodge) UNGATED 85.9 VA RT 43 (Peaks Rd) to 91.0 Bearwallow Gap Open 91.0 Bearwallow Gap 105.8 US RT 460 Open 105.8 US RT 460 to112.2 VA RT 24 (Washington Ave) (Includes Roanoke Corridor) Open 115.2 Explorer Park Access Rd Open 112.2 VA RT 24 (Washington Ave) to 120.4 Mill Mountain (Includes Explore Park & Roanoke Mtn Camping)) Open 120.4 Mill Mountain to 121.4 US RT 220 (Includes Roanoke Corridor) Open 121.4 US RT 220 to 136.0 Adney Gap (Includes Roanoke Corridor) UNGATED 136.0 Adney Gap to 167.1 Rocky Knob Maintenance Area (Floyd, includes camping area) Open 167.1 Rocky Knob Maintenance Area to 170.4 VA RT 720 (Little Rd) (includes Rocky Knob Picnic Area) UNGATED 170.4 VA RT 720 (Little Rd) to 199.4 US RT 52 (Includes Mabry Mill) Open 199.4 US RT 52 to 200.7 Fancy Gap (I-77) Open 200.7 Fancy Gap (I-77) to 202.2 VA RT 608 (Old Appalachian Trail) UNGATED 202.2 VA RT 608 (Old Appalachian Trail) to 217.8 S. of Cumberland Knob(Includes Cumberland Knob & Music Center) Open 217.8 S. of Cumberland Knob to 220.4 NC Route 1460 UNGATED 220.4 NC Route 1460 to 226.3 NC Route 1433 Open 226.3 NC Route 1433 to 229.7 US Hwy 21 UNGATED 229.7 US Hwy 21 to 232.5 Stone Mountain Overlook

NORTH CAROLINA STATUS Open 232.5 Stone Mountain Overlook to 236.9 Air Bellows Gap Open 236.9 Air Bellows Gap to 243.4 Bluff Mountain UNGATED 243.4 Bluff Mountain to 285.5 Bamboo Gap Open 285.5 Bamboo Gap to 288.0 Aho Gap UNGATED 288.0 Aho Gap to 290.7 Green Hill Rd Open 290.7 Green Hill Rd to 291.8 US Hwy 321/221/Blowing Rock UNGATED 291.8 US Hwy 321/221/Blowing Rock to 294.6 Sandy Flat Gap (Blowing Rock, includes Moses Cone Manor House) Open 294.6 Sandy Flat Gap (Blowing Rock) to 296.3 Price Park Picnic Area UNGATED 296.3 Price Park Picnic Area to 298.6 Holloway Mtn. Rd Open 298.6 Holloway Mtn. Rd to 305.1 US Hwy 221/Beacon Heights Open 305.1 US Hwy 221/Beacon Heights to 308.3 Roseboro Rd (Includes Linville Falls Visitor Center) to UNGATED 308.3 Roseboro Rd 317.5 US Hwy 221/Linville Open 316.5 Linville Access Rd Open 317.5 US Hwy 221/Linville to 324.7 Bear Den Mtn. Rd UNGATED 324.7 Bear Den Mtn. Rd to 330.9 NC Hwy 226/Gillespie Gap Open 330.9 NC Hwy 226/Gillespie Gap to 334.1 Little Switzerland Open 334.1 Little Switzerland to 342.1 Victor Crossing UNGATED 342.1 Victor Crossing to 344.1 NC Hwy 80 Open 344.1 NC Hwy 80 to 355.3 NC Hwy 128 (Entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park) Closed-Construction 355.3 NC Hwy 128 to 364.5 S. of Craggy Tunnel Closed-Snow and Ice 364.5 S. of Craggy Tunnel to 367.5 N. of Craggy Picnic Area Closed-Snow and Ice 367.5 N. of Craggy Picnic Area to (Includes craggy Picnic Area) 375.6 Bull Gap (Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Rd) Open 375.6 Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Access Rd Open 375.6 Bull Gap (Ox Creek Rd) to 382.0 Folk Art Center Open 377.4 Craven Gap Access Road (Town Mountain Rd) UNGATED 382.0 Folk Art Center 382.5 Hwy 70 (Tunnel Rd) Open 382.5 Hwy 70 (Tunnel Rd) to (Includes Asheville Corridor) 384.5 Park HQ and Visitor Center UNGATED 384.5 BLRI HQ/VC to (Includes Asheville Corridor) 384.7 Hwy 74 (I-40 Exit 53A) Open 384.7 Hwy 74 (I-40 Exit 53A) (Includes Asheville Corridor) to 388.8 Hwy 25 (Hendersonville Rd) Open 388.8 Hwy 25 (Hendersonville Rd) (Includes Asheville Corridor) to 393.6 NC Route 191 (Brevard Rd) Open 393.6 NC Route 191 (Brevard Rd) to 402.6 Stoney Bald Open 400.3 Forest Service Rd-Bent Creek Gap Access Rd Open 402.6 Stoney Bald to 405.5 Elk Pasture Gap Open 405.5 NC 151 Spur Access Road UNGATED 405.5 Elk Pasture Gap 408.5 Pisgah Store Open 408.5 Pisgah Store(Includes Pisgah Campground and Inn) 411.8 US RT 276 Open 411.8 US RT 276 to (Includes Graveyard Fields) 418.8 Graveyard Fields Overlook Open 418.8 Graveyard Fields Overlook 420.2 FS Rd 816 (Includes Shining Rock and Black Balsam access) Open 420.2 FS Rd 816 to (Includes Shining Rock and Black Balsam access) 423.2 Beech Gap (NC RT 215) Open 423.2 Beech Gap (NC RT 215) to 443.7 Balsam Gap (US RT 74/23) Closed-Debris in Roadway 443.7 Balsam Gap (US RT 74/23) to (Includes Waterrock Knob) 455.0 Soco Gap (US RT 19) Open 455.2 Soco Gap (US RT 19) to 458.2 Wolf Laurel Gap Open 458.2 Wolf Laurel Gap to 469.1 US RT 441 (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Additional Information: Mount Mitchell State Park is open, but only accessible from the north. The Parkway is closed from Mount Mitchell State Park at NC Highway 128 (milepost 355.3) to Laurel Knob Overlook (milepost 359.8) until mid April 2013 for slide stabilization. A detour is signed in both directions. MP 443 - 455 closed due to a rock slide at MP 445 Heintooga Spur Road (458.2) is closed.

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