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Blue Ridge Parkway - Current Road Conditions Updates

At 469 miles in length with elevation ranges from less than 1000' to over 6000', road conditions on the Parkway can vary widely dependent upon weather conditions, roadway repairs, bridge repairs, detours, and more. Because of this, we have prepared this page which will highlight major road closures and other adverse driving conditions.

The information below is provided as-is. We gather our information from various sources including the National Park Service, other media outlets, and our own observations. We always put a date with our latest updates so you can determine the "freshness" of the content, but you should always check ahead with the National Park Service's information line, especially if you are planning a multi-day adventure. You can reach the NPS Info line at 828-298-0398.

It's also important to pay attention to the Parkway changing weather conditions. You can view our Blue Ridge Parkway weather forecast for information which is normally updated daily Monday through Friday with a 3-day forecast discussion.

Special Road Condition Statements - Updated 4/9/2013

Warning - Parkway Road Closures Ahead!
  • Mount Mitchell State Park is open, but only accessible from the north. Read the latest update on the project.
  • Heintooga Spur Road (Milepost 458.2) is closed.
  • US Hwy 441 through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed due to a landslide.

Current Road Conditions in Virginia - Updated 4/9/2013

The road is open for travel with no exceptions.

Current Road Conditions in North Carolina - Updated 4/9/2013

The road is open for travel with the following exceptions:

  • Milepost 355.3 at NC Hwy 128 / Mt Mitchell State Park to Milepost 364.5 south of Craggy Tunnel until mid-April 2013 for slide stabilization. A detour is signed in both directions.
  • Milepost 364.5 south of Craggy Tunnel to Milepost 375.6 at Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Rd due to snow and ice.
  • Milepost 455.2 US Route 19 (Soco Gap) to Milepost 469.1 US Route 441 (Great Smoky Mountains National Park) due to snow and ice.


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