Park Service Warns Of Falling Ice Chunks Along Blue Ridge Parkway

Park Service Warns Of Falling Ice Chunks Along Blue Ridge Parkway

11:57am Feb 17, 2020
Large chunks of ice along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

The National Park Service is warning tourists about the threat of falling ice chunks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

The Park Service posted a warning on its Facebook page, saying that plummeting ice chunks can be a hazard for motorists, as well as hikers and bikers who may be exploring sections of the parkway that are closed to cars in winter.

Park officials say that the ice can become especially unstable on days when temperatures reach above freezing during the day and drop back below freezing at night.

They caution that huge chunks of ice can drop without much warning and that people should take extra care to watch and listen for falling ice.

In a separate post, officials note that areas around the parkway’s 26 tunnels can be among the iciest places on the entire highway.

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