Some NC roads and parks closing in advance of Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

The U.S. Forest Service is closely tracking the forecast models of Hurricane Irma and is temporarily closing all campgrounds and recreation areas in the Nantahala, Pisgah, and Uwharrie National Forests.

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Courtesy NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center/Handout

This includes the temporary suspension of creating reservations on http://www.recreation.gov, according to a press release from the National Forests in North Carolina.

The health, safety, and well-being of the public and visitors to our National Forests is of our number one priority and this decision is intended to keep our recreation users safe,” the press release stated.


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