TUPELO, MS – In anticipation of heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Delta, some sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway will close this weekend. Today, October 9, Rocky Springs and Jeff Busby campgrounds will close by noon and Mount Locust will close at 3 PM. These locations will remain closed on Saturday and may re-open on Sunday depending upon an assessment of conditions. Additionally, Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS will be closed on Saturday, October 10 with plans to reopen Sunday, October 11.
Travelers are advised to avoid using the Natchez Trace Parkway as Hurricane Delta hits the region due to the possibility of falling trees and other obstructions on the Parkway. Maintenance on the Parkway will not occur during dangerous storm conditions. Remember, cellular coverage is limited to non-existent on certain sections of the Parkway.
Current weather information is available through your local radio and television stations. For additional information and updates regarding the status of the Natchez Trace Parkway, visit www.nps.gov/natr, Facebook @NatchezTraceParkwayNPS, or call (662) 680-4027. In the event of a life threatening emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway, call (800) 300-PARK(7275) or 911.