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Richard from DC on 7/27/2019 1:09:03 PM:
The towpath is closed between Pennyfield Lock and Swains Lock because of storm damage. I was out there this morning, July 27. The signs gave no indication of when it will reopen. The only bypass that I know of is River Road. It is a high speed road with a 40 mph speed limit (most go faster) with a moderate shoulder. There is a lot of bike traffic on it normally, and regular drivers tend to look out for bikes. Still, it's not totally safe. In addition, it has several steep hills no matter which way you are travelling. Those add about thirty minutes to what otherwise would be a twenty minute segment.

 
BDub on 7/30/2019 4:29:31 PM:
According to a comment on the NPS Facebook page, this is now open.

 
Mm from Pittsburgh on 8/1/2019 9:25:53 PM:
I’m biking from Pittsburgh to DC now and should be in this section tomorrow, does anyone know if it is open?

 
ma on 8/2/2019 8:23:27 AM:
@Mm can you report back on what you found here? expecting to be there on Sat AM. The Facebook commments are contradictory. Best wishes!

 
Mm from Pittsburgh on 8/2/2019 1:30:36 PM:
The C&O is open! Just rode through the area 16-19, it’s in good shape. Enjoy!

 
ma on 8/2/2019 1:55:00 PM:
@Mm thank you!