Appalachian Trail Program

AP Photo/The Bristol Herald-Courier, Joe Tennis

An investigation in Southwest Virginia has closed a portion of the Appalachian Trail.

Barry Garten, the area ranger for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in the Mount Rogers area confirmed a portion of the trail was closed where it crosses State Route 16 to the south and State Route 42 to the north. 

Garten declined to release any additional details and directed questions to the Wythe County Sheriff's Office.

Several agencies are reportedly involved in the investigation.

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