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Title Road completely blocked by slide
Date August 16, 1940
Description Photograph shows a landslide entirely blocking the roadway near station 128+00 and mile post 318.9 in section 2K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Granville Liles on August 16, 1940.
Commentary This landslide blocks the road and needs a lot of clean up to clear the path. The road was still under construction and this must have caused a decent sized delay. It probably also caused some damage to the existing road buried underneath the debris.
Location Location Name: Milepost 319
Parkway Milepost: 319.0
Latitude: 35.94827
Longitude: -81.959794
Creator Individual Granville B. Liles
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Flood of 1940
Road blocks
Road damage
Rock slides
View of road
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway