An open Parkway is a safe Parkway. Be sure to check road conditions online or by phone before you travel and during your visit.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is open year round except for sections that may be closed due to ice and snow, storm damage, or for construction or maintenance activities. Blue Ridge Parkway road closure information is available online through a real-time road closure map provided by the National Park Service, or by calling the recorded Park Information Line at 828-298-0398.
Many factors affect the removal of ice and snow, such as extreme temperatures, lack of sunlight in constantly shaded areas, or thawing and refreezing on bridges. This may cause some sections to be closed for extended periods in the winter. These sections are only opened when they are safe for travel. Some sections of the Parkway cannot be gated and closed, and visitors should exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas during the winter.
Weather-related closures can change quickly during the winter. It is best to call the information line both before and during your visit.