National Forests in North Carolina to temporarily close some roads ahead of Hurricane Florence

first_imgThe U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to temporarily close National Forest roads, today, Thursday September 13th at noon.The Forest Service will close gates on roads listed below to protect public safety. We strongly request that, due to expected wind and rainfall, the public not use trails or general forest areas. Emergency response times will be longer than usual if an incident or medical emergency were to occur.The health, safety, and well-being of the public and visitors to our National Forests is of our number one priority. Roads will be evaluated for health and safety and reopened as conditions allow following the storm passage.The following sites will close as listed until cleared and deemed safe:Pisgah National ForestGrandfather Ranger DistrictFS 4096- Carroll Creek RoadFS 482- Curtis Creek RoadFS 197- Raven Cliff RoadFS 228- Steeles Creek RoadFS 99- Table Rock Road Paved SectionFS 4071- Thunderhole RoadAppalachian Ranger DistrictFS 74- Big IvyFS 278- Flat Top (Both ends)FS 467- Hurricane GapFS 467A- Rich MountainFS 465- Hickey ForkFS 113- Mill RidgeFS 3549- CataloocheePisgah Ranger DistrictFS 477- Avery CreekFS 1206- Yellow GapFS 5000- Wash Creek RdFS 479- Bent Creek RdFS 475B- HeadwatersFS 140- CourthouseFS 97- LickstoneTR#101-Investor Gap TRFS 475- Davidson River RoadFS 471- Cathys Creek RdNantahala National Forest Tusquittee Ranger DistrictFS 340- Fires CreekFS 423- Tatham Gap RDFS 440- Tuni RDFS 351- Nelson Ridge RdFS 307- Beech Creek RDFS 85- Panthertop RDCheoah Ranger DistrictFS 340- Big Fat (Slick Rock)FS 407- Farley CoveFS 423- Tatham GapFS 81- SanteetlaFS 75- SnowbirdFS 2586- Long Hungry BranchUwharrie National ForestFS 6507- Beaver Dam RoadFS 6720- West Polly BranchFS 6652- Polly PlaceFS 6653- Cattail BranchFS 518- River RoadFS 6756- Yates Placelast_img

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