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 »
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOTICE
Contact: Calvin Farmer, 662-680-4014
As a result of the potential for winter weather conditions starting tonight, including a forecast of up to five inches of snow, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travelers advisory for the sections of the Parkway in Mississippi.
Forecasted conditions for the next 24 to 48 hours include the possibility of ice, snow, rain and high winds. Freezing temperatures may cause wet roads and bridges to ice over. Motorists are urged not to travel the Natchez Trace Parkway during adverse weather conditions. The entire Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi may be affected by these conditions. The Parkway advises all visitors to exercise caution and to take alternate routes when possible.
Although the motor road remains open at this time, the Natchez Trace Parkway may experience temporary closures due to trees felled by high winds.
Further advisories may be posted. Current weather information is available through your local radio station. For current Parkway road information call (662)680-4027. In the event of a life threatening emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway call Park Dispatch at 1-800-300-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.