Isabel-Skyline Drive

Shenandoah National Park says they have reopened additional parts of the park following cleanup from Hurricane Isabel.

Officials say 65 miles of Skyline Drive, from Front Royal to Swift Run Gap, are now open to the public again. That means the entire North and Central districts of the scenic byway are available to visitors.

Additional campgrounds and picnic areas will be reopened Thursday. Officials say they'll reopen the 40-mile South District of Skyline Drive when conditions warrant.

They hope to do that soon in order to accommodate the thousands of tourists who flock to the Shenandoah Valley in October for the changing of the leaves.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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