Shaggy Parkway needs attention; why mowing crews are behind

Crews are behind on mowing the 469-mile scenic road and the grass is getting tall due to cleanup from recent storms. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

If you've driven the Blue Ridge Parkway lately, you might have noticed it's looking a little bit shaggy in spots.

Crews are behind on mowing the 469-mile scenic road and the grass is getting tall--but a spokesperson says there's a good reason for it.

"In the case of this spring we had unusually heavy rains that brought down trees on the Parkway, and had some small slides here and there," said Leesa Brandon. "So those same crews, their priority becomes access to the road and visitor safety and cleaning up the road."

Most of that cleanup is now done, so crews can get back to mowing.

They've already taken care of some of the Parkway entrances in the Asheville area.

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