4/2/2013 6:10 PM
by Rebecca Turco
CUNARD - The National Park Service (NPS) expanded the closure of a road that provides access to the New River for boaters, hikers and fishermen.
NPS officials previously announced that Cunard Road in the New River Gorge National River would be closed on Tuesdays through Thursdays until the end of the month. However, repair work safety concerns prompted officials to extend the closure to daylight hours during the entire work week until April 26.
After that, traffic will be limited to one lane through May 12. Contractors are repairing six storm-related slips that have damaged or threatened the roadway.