National Forests In North Carolina To Temporarily Close Some Roads Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Last Updated on September 13, 2018 9:42 am

Asheville, NC, September 13, 2018 – The 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 Forest

Grandfather Ranger District

FS 4096- Carroll Creek Road

FS 482- Curtis Creek Road

FS 197- Raven Cliff Road

FS 228- Steeles Creek Road

FS 99- Table Rock Road Paved Section

FS 4071- Thunderhole Road

Appalachian Ranger District

FS 74- Big Ivy

FS 278- Flat Top (Both ends)

FS 467- Hurricane Gap

FS 467A- Rich Mountain

FS 465- Hickey Fork

FS 113- Mill Ridge

FS 3549- Cataloochee

Pisgah Ranger District

FS 477- Avery Creek

FS 1206- Yellow Gap

FS 5000- Wash Creek Rd

FS 479- Bent Creek Rd

FS 475B- Headwaters

FS 140- Courthouse

FS 97- Lickstone

TR#101-Investor Gap TR

FS 475- Davidson River Road

FS 471- Cathys Creek Rd


Nantahala National Forest

Tusquittee Ranger District

FS 340- Fires Creek

FS 423- Tatham Gap RD

FS 440- Tuni RD

FS 351- Nelson Ridge Rd

FS 307- Beech Creek RD

FS 85- Panthertop RD

Cheoah Ranger District

FS 340- Big Fat (Slick Rock)

FS 407- Farley Cove

FS 423- Tatham Gap

FS 81- Santeetla

FS 75- Snowbird

FS 2586- Long Hungry Branch

Uwharrie National Forest

FS 6507- Beaver Dam Road

FS 6720- West Polly Branch

FS 6652- Polly Place

FS 6653- Cattail Branch

FS 518- River Road

FS 6756- Yates Place

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