TVA to Close Some Reservoir Access Roads During Winter Months

January 17, 2019

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed some reservoir public access roads to motorized vehicles during low, winter water levels to reduce damage to roadbeds from ATVs and other motorized vehicles during winter freezing and thawing periods. The roads will remain open to foot traffic at all times.

Affected reservoirs are Chatuge, Cherokee, Douglas, Norris, Nottely and Watts Bar. Access roads will reopen in April.

Some roads may remain open longer to provide public access for special uses such as hunting or wildlife observation. Public land users are reminded not to block any closed access gates, as they may be needed in case of an emergency.

For additional information, please contact the Public Lands Information Center (800) 882-5263.

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TVA Public Relations

tvainfo@tva.gov
(865) 632-6000
Knoxville, TN