Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Road and Weather Conditions for the Blue Ridge Parkway
I have gotten several requests from readers on how to find information about road conditions, closures, and weather on The Blue Ridge Parkway. The National Park Service provides this information updated daily at the following sources;
Telephone Recorded Message: 828 298-0398
On the Web at: http://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/roadclosures.htm
This up to date information can prove to be invaluable when planning your vacation trip down the 469 mile scenic drive.
Also plan plenty of time to stop and enjoy the vistas, flora, fauna, exhibits, and unique communities along your route. The Blue Ridge Parkway is designed for leisurely driving and should never be considered a direct route or short cut to anywhere. Speed limits are 45 mph most of the way with reduced limits to 35 mph in developed areas and dangerous curves.
Enjoy your travels.