TUPELO, MS: As a result of winter weather conditions, the Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travel advisory from Hwy 8 near Houston, MS to the northern terminus near Nashville, TN.
The Parkway is experiencing icing conditions from Hwy 8, at mile marker 230 north. The bridges in this area are icy and considered hazardous, and travelers are strongly advised not to use the Natchez Trace Parkway in this area.
Additional precipitation is in the forecast with continued icy conditions which could affect the Natchez Trace Parkway. Due to the increased chance for hazardous weather conditions, the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo will close at 12:30 p.m.
Current weather information is available through your local radio and television stations.
In the event of an emergency on the Natchez Trace Parkway, please call Park Dispatch at (800)300-PARK (7275) or 911.
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Office of the Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway