The crack which closed the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 376 which has closed the Parkway from Asheville to Mount Mitchell has grown to 300 feet long, more than 6 inches wide and several feet deep. A companion crack on the side of the road has also developed.
Visitors have started hiking in from Mile Post 376 to see the crack. There is no date set for repairs. Mount Mitchell is still accessible from the north on the Parkway.