Heavy Rain and Slides Across WNC

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In addition to the major rockslide blocking Interstate 40 just east of the Tennessee border, with the heavy rains from the remnants of tropical storm Ida, rockslides are occurring all accross the region:

  • Interstate 40 remains closed and will be that way all winter or longer.
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville is closed indefinitely due to a creep/slide
  • US Hwy. 64 just west of the NC Border (near Ducktown) is closed due to a large slide, which was caught on video.
  • Scattered smaller slides have also occurred on secondary roads.
This kind of activity isn’t unusual in the mountains, so if the normal to wet weather continues this winter, expect more slides and road closures. Keep in mind to check road conditions before you head for the trail, and have a backup plan in case the area you plan to visit is closed for any natural reason.

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