I got this info out of this mornings Winston Salem Journal.
"Officials say repairs to a collapsed retaining wall on a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway won't be complete until spring 2009.
The highway will remain closed between Milepost 355 at the entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park and Milepost 367 near Craggy Picnic Area until the repairs are finished.
The state park will remain accessible from the northeast. A detour around the closed section will be marked."