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  • Cheoah Seasonal Road Closures

    Nantahala National Forest officials offer a reminder that several roads will be seasonally closed starting January 2 on the Cheoah Ranger District.

    Certain roads are seasonally closed to motorized vehicles to help protect wildlife habitat, decrease wildlife disturbance, reduce road maintenance costs, and in specific cases to protect public safety during long bouts of adverse weather.

    The following roads close January 2 through April 1, 2019:

    Big Fat (FSR 62)
    Farley Cove (FSR 407)
    Tatham Gap/Long Creek (FSR 423)
    Long Hungry (FSR 1127)
    Santeelah Creek (FSR 81)

    On all Forest Service roads, emergency closures due to weather or resource conditions can occur at any time. For current road conditions and status, contact the Cheoah Ranger District at 828-479-6431 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.