Thursday, April 15, 2010

Parkway Spring Cleanup Is Almost Complete

April 14th, 2010 Blue Ridge Parkway Expert Go to comments

While most of us have begun enjoying the beautiful spring weather, the Blue Ridge Parkway is still trying to recover from winter! Strong winter storms were the norm from December through February and the Parkway has the scars to prove it.

There are road closures still in place due to downed trees and debris in the roadway. While National Park Service personnel have been working hard to ensure that the remaining cleanup is completed as quickly as possible, contracts are also being accepted from small business contractors to help with the volume of work.

For an updated look at road closures you can visit our dedicated Blue Ridge Parkway Road Conditions and Closures page on Virtual Blue Ridge, or call the Parkway Hotline at 828-298-0398.

Today the National Park Service released a schedule of anticipated cleanup and opening dates for the remaining closed sections of the Parkway. Read the full press release and schedule on Virtual Blue Ridge.

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