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July 23, 2019

National Forests in North Carolina to temporarily close some roads ahead of Hurricane Florence

The U.S. Forest Service, Forest Supervisor, having closely tracked the forecast models of Hurricane Florence, has decided to temporarily close National Forest roads, today, Thursday September 13th at noon.

The Forest Service will close gates on roads listed below to protect public safety. We strongly request that, due to expected wind and rainfall, the public not use trails or general forest areas. Emergency response times will be longer than usual if an incident or medical emergency were to occur.
The health, safety, and well-being of the public and visitors to our National Forests is of our number one priority. Roads will be evaluated for health and safety and reopened as conditions allow following the storm passage.
The following sites will close as listed until cleared and deemed safe:
Pisgah National Forest
Grandfather Ranger District
  • FS 4096- Carroll Creek Road
  • FS 482- Curtis Creek Road
  • FS 197- Raven Cliff Road
  • FS 228- Steeles Creek Road
  • FS 99- Table Rock Road Paved Section
  • FS 4071- Thunderhole Road
Appalachian Ranger District
  • FS 74- Big Ivy
  • FS 278- Flat Top (Both ends)
  • FS 467- Hurricane Gap
  • FS 467A- Rich Mountain
  • FS 465- Hickey Fork
  • FS 113- Mill Ridge
  • FS 3549- Cataloochee
Pisgah Ranger District
  • FS 477- Avery Creek
  • FS 1206- Yellow Gap
  • FS 5000- Wash Creek Rd
  • FS 479- Bent Creek Rd
  • FS 475B- Headwaters
  • FS 140- Courthouse
  • FS 97- Lickstone
  • TR#101-Investor Gap TR
  • FS 475- Davidson River Road
  • FS 471- Cathys Creek Rd
Nantahala National Forest
Tusquittee Ranger District
  • FS 340- Fires Creek
  • FS 423- Tatham Gap RD
  • FS 440- Tuni RD
  • FS 351- Nelson Ridge Rd
  • FS 307- Beech Creek RD
  • FS 85- Panthertop RD
Cheoah Ranger District
  • FS 340- Big Fat (Slick Rock)
  • FS 407- Farley Cove
  • FS 423- Tatham Gap
  • FS 81- Santeetla
  • FS 75- Snowbird
  • FS 2586- Long Hungry Branch
Uwharrie National Forest
  • FS 6507- Beaver Dam Road
  • FS 6720- West Polly Branch
  • FS 6652- Polly Place
  • FS 6653- Cattail Branch
  • FS 518- River Road
  • FS 6756- Yates Place

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Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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