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Seasonal road closures begin in national forest

Seasonal road closures are starting to kick in for the U.S. Forest Service. 

In the Appalachian Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest, 2.9 miles of Longarm Road, FSR-287, will close from its intersection with Blackgum Gap — FSR-288 — March 17 to Aug. 18, 2015. 

In the Nantahala Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest, the following roads will close from Jan. 2 to April 1, 2015. The roads are susceptible to the freeze-thaw cycle and easily damaged by winter traffic.

• Boardtree Road, FSR-388

• Upper Nantahala Road, FSR- 67

• Deep Gap Road, FSR-71

• Shingletree Branch Road, FSR 713

• Shope Fork Road, FSR 751

• Ball Creek Road, FSR 83

• Connelly Creek Road through Alarka Laurel, FSR 86

• Wayah Bald Road, FSR 69

• Winding Stairs Road, FSR 422

• Little Yellow Mountain Road, FSR 367

• Big Creek Road, FSR 4567

• Cold Spring Gap Road, FSR 4663

• Moses Creek Road, FSR 4651

• Old Bald Road, FSR 4652

• Sugar Creek Road, FSR 4665

• Gage Creek Road, FSR 4648

• Charley Knob Road, FSR 4654

• Wolf Mountain, FSR 4663C

• Beech Flats, FSR 4668

In addition, the Wayehutta Off-Road Vehicle area will be closed through to April 1, 2015.

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