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The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Parkway signs - winter
Date February 20, 1974
Description Photograph shows a rusted sign reading "closed" hanging on a chain across the road, affecting the area between mile posts 344 and 375 in sections 2M, 2N, 2P, and 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by C. E. Westveer on February 20, 1974.
Commentary Section 2Q is an important access point from the Asheville area to the rest of the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the winter or during inclement weather, the access points in 2Q are used to close off the entrances to the northern and southern sections in order to keep people from driving on dangerous or icy roads. There are gates that can close off section 2P just off of Elk Mountain Scenic Road and a gate that closes off section 2Q just north of the Folk Art Center which can be accessed year round.
Location Location Name: Asheville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.60095
Longitude: -82.55402
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Photographs
Signs and signboards
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway