Blue Ridge Parkway Reopens After Months of Winter Weather Closure : 3.17.10

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is now totally open for the first time in months. Winter weather has pretty much kept the parkway closed since December 19, 2009.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is now totally open for the first time in months. Winter weather has pretty much kept the parkway closed since December 19, 2009.

Blue Ridge Parkway
Nelson County, Virginia

For the first time in months, all of The Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia is now open. The December 19th blizzard shut the parkway down for weeks. It briefly opened for a few days then another series of storms kept it closed in Nelson until Tuesday of this week when the final section between milepost 0 and MP 13 at Reed’s Gap opened for normal travel.

Listen to today’s report by clicking the play button below:
[audio:https://www.blueridgelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/BRP-REPORT.mp3|titles=BRP REPORT]

What the BRP looked like as recently as February 21st. This is looking south from the intersection of Reed's Gap at Route 664. Click to enlarge.
What the BRP looked like as recently as February 21st. This is looking south from the intersection of Reed's Gap at Route 664. Click to enlarge.

It’s not unusual for the BRP to be closed for weeks on end during the winter months, but this year has been unique since recent winters have not been as severe.

No chance of snow up there in the near future! Temps today will be in the 50’s to near 60° on the parkway warming to the mid 60’s by the weekend.

You can always find out the latest BRP information in our BRP Road Report by clicking here. Updated each morning around 8:30 AM.

Enjoy!

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