Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers
Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »
NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY STILL CLOSED FROM MP 429 TO NORTHERN TERMINUS AT MP 442.5.
Contact: Calvin Farmer, 662-680-4005
As a result of the continuing adverse weather conditions, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travelers advisory for the sections of Parkway in northern Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.
The Natchez Trace Parkway remains closed from milepost 429 to the northern terminus at 442.5 in Tennessee. This will affect the on-ramps at Tennessee Highways 100, 96, and 46 (Pinewood Road).
Ice accumulation on trees has been reported from milepost 350 to the northern terminus of the Parkway. Travelers with oversized vehicles (e.g., campers and motor homes) are advised to use caution when traveling the Parkway due to the possibility of low hanging limbs.
Travelers are strongly advised to not use the Parkway in Tennessee.
Forecasted conditions for tonight are for lower temperatures with further accumulation of snow and ice.
Further advisories may be posted. Current weather information is available through your local radio and television stations. For up-to-date Parkway road information call (662) 680-4027 or (662) 680-4000.
In the event of an emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway, call Park Dispatch at (800) 300-PARK (7275) or 911.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.