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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Temporary Closure of Big Creek Road

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Date: April 29, 2011
Contact: Tom Blount, 423-569-9778

Superintendent Niki S. Nicholas has announced the temporary closure of Big Creek Road to vehicular traffic within the boundaries of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. This closure will restrict all motorized vehicles from using the road.

This temporary closure is the result of a landslide along the Big Creek Road that has made the road unsafe for use. The park is working in cooperation with the McCreary County Water District to repair the road. A contract with the water company has been awarded, and construction should begin on Thursday, April 28, 2011, weather permitting. When repair of the road is complete, the closure will be removed. This restriction is expected to be in effect for approximately a week. Questions may be addressed to the Big South Fork NRRA headquarters at (423) 569-9778.

Did You Know?

Devils Jump Rapid is just below the site of the proposed dam.

In the 1960's Congress requested the Army Corps of Engineers to study the feasibility of damming the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River just above the Devils Jump Rapid to create another reservoir. Had that happened Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area would never have existed.