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Weather causes closures on Blue Ridge Parkway


By Lynn R. Mitchell

From Virtual Blue Ridge website:

Due to heavy rain, high winds, and the threat of historic flooding, many sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway are closed through this weekend or until further notice.

View the complete list of closures and cancellations before planning your Parkway excursions, and check back regularly with our Real-Time Road Closures Interactive Map.

They advise that, above all, be smart, use extreme caution, and stay safe.

Most of the closures are in North Carolina and some are in Virginia so be sure to check the website for up-to-date information.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

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Mixed bag of weather on Thanksgiving Eve

ThanksgivingBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Snow in the Valley, rain in Richmond, blizzard in New England, sunny in the South. On this day before Thanksgiving, the most traveled day of the year in the U.S., weather is not helping those who need to travel for the holiday weekend. Students traveling home from universities are running into snarls at airports, train stations, and interstates. Safe travels to all those who are heading out to be with family and friends for fellowship, food, fun, and shopping on this special day….

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