Winter Storm Closes Mammoth Cave National Park
Winter-storm conditions on Friday led to the closure of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
Cave tours, the visitor center, and Mammoth Cave Hotel closed at 11:30 a.m. local time Friday, and the Green River Ferry closed at noon. At that time, the Green River Ferry Road-South and Green River Ferry Road-North from the river to Maple Springs also closed.
Flint Ridge Road, Houchin Ferry Road-South, and Joppa Ridge Road also were closed due to the storm.
Freezing rain, at times mixed with snow, was predicted to fall on the park throughout the day Friday and into Friday night. A small window of clearing was expected Saturday before a return to wintry weather Saturday night and Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Park staff planned to monitor the park roads throughout Friday and Saturday morning to determine if further closures were warranted.