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Road closed for powerline installation

Winding Stair Road in Macon County will be closed through late March to install an overhead powerline replacing the existing cross-country route. 

The Nantahala Ranger District of the Nantahala National Forest issued Duke Energy a Special Use Permit to install the line along Forest Service Road 422, also called Winding Stairs Road. The new powerline will improve future access for repairs to maintain electrical service to the Nantahala Community. 

The U.S. Forest Service typically closes the road from Jan. 1 to late March each year, but the installation required the road closure to start earlier than usual, on Nov. 29. 828.524.6441.

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