Natchez Trace Parkway Closed from Natchez to Clinton, MS - - Jackson, MS

Natchez 09/01/08

Natchez Trace Parkway Closed from Natchez to Clinton, MS

Because of the potential impacts of Hurricane Gustav, effective 8:00 a.m.

on Monday, September 1, 2008, the Natchez Trace Parkway is closed to

traffic from Milepost  8 (Highway 61) in Natchez, Mississippi, to Milepost

87 (I-20) near Clinton, Mississippi. This closure will be in effect until

further notice. The Parkway advises all visitors to exercise caution and

take appropriate steps to prevent injury to themselves or damage to


The Parkway has also closed its Rocky Springs and Jeff Busby campgrounds.

The Superintendent or his designee is authorized to close Parkway

facilities in case of emergency under Title 36 CFR 1.5. This closure is

necessary to prevent injury or property damage from possible wind-blown

falling trees.

Further advisories may be posted. Current weather information is available

through your local radio station. For current Parkway road information call 1-800305-7417.

In the event of a life threatening emergency on theNatchez Trace Parkway, call Park Dispatch at 1-800-300-PARK (7275) or 911.

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