Storms Cause Severe Damage on Natchez Trace Parkway
MS, Al, TN: The Natchez Trace Parkway was significantly impacted by severe weather between Nashville, TN, and Jackson, MS. Parkway crews are in the process of assessing damage and clearing the roadway. Many sections of the Parkway are closed or inaccessible due to hundreds of fallen trees. Traveling public should be careful as conditions remain dangerous.
On April 26 and 27, several major storms impacted the Natchez Trace. High winds damaged or knocked down approximately 30000 trees within the boundary of the Parkway. The most heavily impacted areas were in Choctaw and Webster Counties in MS. Several other sections were damaged between Jackson and Nashville. Through the outstanding work of the Parkway staff and volunteers, the roadway is open and damage assessments are ongoing. Trail users should be aware of the possibility of debris or flooded sections.