Blue Ridge Parkway
Nelson County, Virginia
Lots of locals and many visitors use the Blue Ridge Parkway as a means of getting around a little quicker, even in the winter months when it’s open. The BRP hasn’t been open very much since the December 19th snow that dumped 2 feet  and then some along the parkway. Though it briefly opened after the heavy flooding rains in January,  it’s essentially been closed due to a heavy, deep snow pack.
Though the parkway has been closed to traffic, it’s been ideal for cross country hikers and skiers that want the road all to themselves. This past Sunday numerous people took advantage of the conditions.
A 50 degree day up on the BRP did help to melt some of the snow, and rains early this week will do even more, but it’s a safe bet the parkway will be closed well into the near future.
You can always check on the status of the Blue Ridge Parkway here in Nelson and Virginia in our BRP Road Report by clicking here.