GREENSBORO - The entirety of the Blue Ridge Parkway will close at 8 p.m. on Friday night.
The entire road and all the facilities on it - with the exception of the Pisgah Inn and Peaks Otter Lodge - will be closed in anticipation of high winds and heavy rains from Hurricane Florence.
Access to Pisgah Inn will be via US-276 only. You will not be able to access the building via the Parkway from the north. Access to the Peaks of Otter Lodge will be via VA-43 only. No access to Peaks of Otter Lodge via the Parkway from the north will be available.
The National Parks Service said in a release all scheduled ranger programs and special events are cancelled, including a several concerts and the "Overmountain Victory Celebration" at the Museum of NC Minerals.
During the closure, all sections of the Parkway will be closed to cars, pedestrians and cyclists.
For more information, you can check out the National Parks Service page.