Skyline Drive

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Shenandoah National Park officials say a 30-mile section of Skyline Drive will be closed for up to six weeks while workers remove an unstable cliff that has been producing rockslides since January.

The stretch between Rockfish Gap and Swift Run Gap will close Nov. 12. Officials decided to wait until after the peak of the fall foliage season to remove the ledge, which is about 50 feet high and 150 feet long.

Hiking trails in that section of the park will not be accessible from Skyline Drive but will remain open from trailheads along the park boundary.

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