Sunday, November 1, 2009

I-40 Detour Information

For anyone traveling via I-40 through Western North Carolina please be aware that a rock slide has occurred near the Tennessee / North Carolina border that is blocking traffic in both directions. While the DOT is working diligently to remove the debris they are having to be cautious due to the fact that the mountain is still moving. Early estimates say this could take anywhere from three to eight months to get the road open again.

Asheville is still easily accessible from all points north, east and south. From the west there are two detour routes in place as shown on the map below. These detour routes will take drivers through some of the most picturesque scenery in Western North Carolina. They will add some time to your trip so just be sure you plan accordingly before heading this direction.

For up to date information please visit the I-40 Detour website. For those who are traveling through the area and need a place to rest before taking on the extra drive, we can help.

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