Forest Service Seasonal Road Closures for End of 2018 Start of 2019

The US Forest Service has announced seasonal road closures for the Pisgah Forest, Appalachian Ranger District and Grandfather Ranger District.


Pisgah Forest, NC, December 20, 2018 – Pisgah National Forest officials offer a reminder that several roads on the Pisgah Ranger District listed below are prone to temporary closures during snowy and icy conditions late fall through spring.
After temporary weather closures, roads will be reopened after they dry out. These temporary closures reduce road maintenance costs and protect public safety during adverse weather.
Drivers should be careful on all gravel roads during freeze-thaw cycles because the roads are especially susceptible to damage which could lead to long-term closures.

Certain roads are seasonally closed to motorized vehicles to help protect wildlife habitat and decrease wildlife disturbance. On all Forest Service roads, emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time

Avery Creek (FSR 477)Headwaters (FSR 475B)
Yellow Gap (FSR 1206)Wash Creek (FSR 5000)
Bent Creek (FSR 479)Courthouse Creek (FSR 140)
Lickstone Road (FSR 97): seasonal closure for motor vehicles, This road is open Sept. 1 to Jan. 2 each year.Ivestor Gap Gate (FSR 816): seasonal closure for motor vehicles. This road is open Aug. 15 to Dec. 31 each year.
Pilot Mountain Road (FSR 229): closed to motor vehicles. This road is closed indefinitely due to unsafe conditions.
Know before you go. For current road conditions and status, contact the Pisgah Ranger District at 828-877-3265 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mars Hill, NC, December 20, 2018 – Pisgah National Forest officials offer a reminder that several roads will be seasonally closed starting today on the Appalachian Ranger District. These roads are located in the central portion of the Pisgah National Forest in Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, and Yancey counties.
Certain roads are seasonally closed to motorized vehicles to help protect wildlife habitat, decrease wildlife disturbance, reduce road maintenance costs, and in specific cases to protect public safety during long bouts of adverse weather.
The following roads close January 2 through April 2, 2019:
ROAD
NUMBER
COUNTY
COMMENTS
Big Ivy74Buncombe
Stony Fork63Buncombe
Cataloochee3549Haywood
Hickey Fork465Madisonremain closed due to prior storm damage
South Toe River472Yanceyremain closed due to prior storm damage
Neals Creek2074Yanceyremain closed due to prior storm damage
Flat Top278Yanceyclosed at both Spivey Gap and Harm Miller Gap Entrances
Hurricane Gap467MadisonTanyard Gap to TN State Line
Rich Mountain Fire Tower467AMadison
Long Arm287Haywoodfinal two miles to Sterling Gap
Mills Ridge113Madison
On all Forest Service roads, emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time. For current road conditions and status, contact the Appalachian Ranger District at 828-689-9694 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nebo, NC, December 20, 2018 – Pisgah National Forest officials offer a reminder that several roads will be seasonally closed starting today on the Grandfather Ranger District.
Certain roads are seasonally closed to motorized vehicles to help protect wildlife habitat, decrease wildlife disturbance, reduce road maintenance costs, and in specific cases to protect public safety during long bouts of adverse weather.
The following roads close January 2 through April 2, 2019:
Jarrets Creek (FSR 4030)*Curtis Creek (FSR 482)
Dobson Knob (FSR 106)Table Rock Picnic Area (FSR 99)
New Ginger Cake (FSR 496)Steels Creek (FSR 228)
Lost Cove (FSR 464A)Big Chestnut Mountain (FSR 198)
Marks Mountain (FSR 451)School House Ridge (FSR 4068)*
Thunder Hole Road (FSR 4071)Brown Mountain OHV (FSR 299)
Carrol Creek – in Brown Mtn. (FSR 4096)Pearcy Creek (FSR 4101)
All roads marked with * were previously closed due to storm damage and will remain closed until repaired.
On all Forest Service roads, emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time. For current road conditions and status, contact the Grandfather Ranger District at 828-652-2144 Monday though Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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