Part of NC Blue Ridge Parkway closing for repair


    ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) — A five-mile stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Hendersonville will close for repair of a bridge over Interstate 26.

    The National Park Service says the stretch will close Nov. 1. The work is expected to be completed by Dec. 5.

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    The road is being closed between milepost 388.3 at US 25 and milepost 393.6 at NC 191.

    The Park Service says an 11-mile detour is required.

    Officials are working on the south approach of the bridge over I-26.

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