Cub Run Road Closed Due to Safety Concerns

PAGE COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A popular road in Page County has been shut down for the past few weeks.

"There's a lot of recreational driving. There's a lot of hunters. It's a really really popular road," said Katie Donahue, a ranger with the U.S. Forest Service.

Cub Run Road is a gravel road that dates back to before the Civil War.

Now, part of it has started to wash away.

"As you can see here, where the rocks have fallen away, the road is starting to erode and collapse down into the creek bed," said Donahue, "This road was originally intended for wagon travel, however, now it gets a lot more traffic and modern vehicles on it so the stonework wasn't really designed for the type of travel that it gets today."

Donahue said closing the road was hard to do, but its all about keeping the public safe.

"Safety is really our biggest priority and that's what we've been emphasizing to folks is that this road is only closed for safety reasons and we want to insure that its safe before we reopen it," said Donahue, "now there is nothing supporting it and it could collapse at any time. We want to make sure that folks are safe and that doesn't happen to a visitor when they're driving down the road," said Donahue.

She said they are working on a plan to reopen the road, but have no timetable.

They would like to preserve as much of the historic road as possible, but funds to repair it may be hard to find as well.


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