Heavy rains create hazards along Blue Ridge Parkway

Heavy rains create hazards along Blue Ridge Parkway
(WSOC)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — (AP) — The National Park Service said heavy rain over the past week has created multiple road hazards that have led to closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Roanoke, Virginia, area.

The park service said in a news release that the road is closed from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 135.9, from U.S. Route 24 to Adney Gap.

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Within that closure, a full road closure to motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians is in place from Milepost 121.4 at U.S. Route 220 to Milepost 135.9 at Adney Gap.

The largest of the hazards involves a full road failure roughly 150 feet in length at Milepost 128.

Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain reopen, with restrictions in place