Another Section Of Parkway Closed Due To Cracked Pavement (2018-06-06 16:03:07)

A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Deep Gap is closed after cracking of the road.

The section is from MilePost 276 to MilePost 280 near Parkway School.

The 40 foot crack in the pavement was discovered this week in an area that was previously closed due to a rock slide.

According to the National Park Service, this type of cracking is usually associated with slope instability.

The 4.5 mile section will remain closed until assessments can be made by geo-technical engineers.