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Old 11-15-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone can elaborate with specifics as to what the road conditions are on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the beginning of December?

Meaning:
Is it closed?
Is it snowed in?
A bunch of trucks derailed?
A bunch of abandoned vehicles due to bad weather?

Anything else we should know? is there a website monitoring the conditions of this road?

This is the stretch in question:
http://www.commercialphotoservices.com/Blue%20Ridge.png (broken link)

Thank you!
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Old 11-15-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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Are you asking about the Blue Ridge Parkway, or the route highlighted on your map? (Morgantown WV to Wytheville, VA)

For starters, no part of the Blue Ridge Parkway goes through West Virginia.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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The highlighted route! I thought it was part of it, we drove through there twice but it was summer...
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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Yeah - the blue ridge parkway is in VA and NC, and it closes whenever it snows or ices because they are not allowed to "treat' it. The road you outlined is usually good in early dec, unless there is a snow event going on on the day you are actually travelling. This is a major route and treated and plowed by the DOH.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:45 PM
 
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OK! MY bad, it is called: Mounteneer Expressway! I am sorry, I got them confused...

It goes up and is winding...looks to me it could get snowed in...the problem is making the decision to add 3 hours extra to the trip or not...
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Just FYI, the Blue Ridge Parkway roughly parallels I-81, from southwest to northeast. On your map, it would intersect I-77 at Fancy Gap VA (just north of the NC line) and run northeast to near Winchester VA.

The I-77/US-19/I-79 route is fine, except (as RVAtoCNC says) if there's an actual major snowfall going on. Both of the Interstate segments are built to Interstate standards, of course, and the US-19 segment is 4-lane divided highway with the occasional traffic light.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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If you take this route, you should have no problem absent a major snow storm going on at the time of travel. One big recommendation--when driving on rt. 19, please obey the posted speed limit signs. If not, your wallet will be lighter. Summersville is the worst because it drops to 50 rather quickly and it is a speed trap. I have heard that Fayetteville is getting close to that as well. Although we call them speed traps, they have had several deaths on that stretch due to speeding and frequent ticketing has probably saved many other lives.
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