NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY CLOSED FROM MP 429 TO NORTHERN TERMINUS AT MP 442.5 -- TENNESSEE BRIDGE IN ALABAMA EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS

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Date: February 8, 2010
Contact: Calvin Farmer, 662-680-4016

As a result of the adverse, wintery weather conditions, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travelers advisory for sections of Parkway in Tennessee and Colbert & Lauderdale Counties in Alabama.

The Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from milepost 429 to the northern terminus at 442.5. This will affect the on-ramps at Tennessee Highways 100, 96, and 46 (Pinewood Road). The Tennessee Bridge (milepost 328) in Alabama is icy and considered hazardous.

Travelers are strongly advised to not use the Parkway in Tennessee and northern Alabama.

Forecasted conditions tonight are for lower temperatures with some 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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417
Please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417. The Parkway Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) except December 25. To contact the park's headquarters, call 662-680-4025 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Central Time).

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