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Seasonal Road Closures have ended in Grandfather Ranger District

NEBO, NC (March 31, 2017)…Seasonal road closures in the Grandfather Ranger District ended Sunday, April 2. Certain roads were 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 on the Grandfather Ranger District are now open:

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 or the Appalachian Ranger District at 828-689-9694 Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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