While reading this mornings paper I read a report stating that the loop road will close to all wheeled traffic this coming Wednesday. Also only the front half of the loop will be open to traffic the following day (Thursday). The report also says that foot traffic will be allowed both days.
The reason given is to allow forestry technicians to spray (treat) the hemlock woolly adelgid infested hemlocks from large trucks.
I hope the closure won't impact readers here who are planning on visiting but wanted to get this in front if as many of you as possible so at least you can plan ahead a bit.