Shenandoah National Park issues advisory

Shenandoah National Park officials are issuing a weather advisory for anybody planning on travel to the Park over the next few days.   Since Monday, the Park has received 8.8 inches of rain in some areas, resulting in localized flooding of trails, parking lots and roads.

Forecasts show more rain — heavy at times — in the upcoming days. Visitors to the park should use extreme caution during this weather event; expect slick conditions and debris-such as trees, limbs and leaves- on roads and trails.

Until further notice, current closures affect the Whiteoak Canyon parking lot (off Berry Hollow Road/Route 600), and lower Whiteoak Canyon and the Cedar Run trails. The Old Rag parking area (off Route 600) is open to day use only.  Additional closures may be implemented if conditions continue to worsen.

Before departing for the park, check for weather updates and check the park’s Facebook page, Twitter feeds or web page for current conditions.  For road closure information, call the Park’s recorded line at 540-999-3500 (option 1, option 1).

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