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Forest Service Road 422 (Winding Stairs) closure/powerline installation

Franklin, North Carolina, November 23, 2021— The Nantahala Ranger District has issued a Special Use Permit to Duke Energy to install an overhead powerline along Forest Service Road 422 (Winding Stairs Road) that will replace the existing cross-country route. The new powerline along Winding Stairs Road will improve future access for repairs to maintain electricity to the Nantahala Community.

The Forest Service normally closes Winding Stairs Road annually from January 1st to late March. To enable Duke Energy to begin installation of the new powerline, the road will be closed beginning November 29, 2021 through late March of 2022.

For more information, please contact the Nantahala Ranger District at (828)524-6441.

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