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post #1 of 6 Old Apr 8th, 2010, 7:08 pm Thread Starter
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Dragon is almost open for business!

Joe, bring your Ginger Root, according to www.tdot.state.tn.us the Dragon will be open on Monday April the 12th.

US 129 will still be CLOSED from the Foothills Parkway to Tabcat Bridge if you are going South.

Check it out!

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post #2 of 6 Old Apr 8th, 2010, 7:41 pm
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Re: Dragon is almost open for business!

I knew there was a coperative effort to open it in the "good" area. Glad they pulled it off, way to go NC picking up the emergency response. Now lets hope some squids don't go an mess it up. Looks like Tennesse's finest will be trolling for violations.

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Re: Dragon is almost open for business!

Perfect Timing!

BUT, according toDealsgap.com , they will be open from 8-8 and they will also have 2 THP patrol cars there.
MONDAY 12 APRIL 2010 THE DRAGON WILL BE OPEN AT 8 AM. Ok gang great news.....it is official well all but the lawyer to say ok. TDOT will build a fence at the state line with a gate. They will open the Dragon for use from 8am until 8pm from the NC side only. There is still no way to get past the slide so you will have to turn around after the Dragon and return. Two THP will patrol as well as Graham county EMS will be the medical support.
So it seems that we will have some of the Dragon rather than none of the Dragon.

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I knew there was a coperative effort to open it in the "good" area. Glad they pulled it off, way to go NC picking up the emergency response. Now lets hope some squids don't go an mess it up. Looks like Tennesse's finest will be trolling for violations.
You know the LEO's are going to have a huge presence on the Dragon, and if two of the THP are hunkering down at the CROT, it will be hard to get a good run in on the Dragon

Anyway, I hope this does SOME good for area business'.

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Re: Dragon is almost open for business!

Am I reading the press release wrong, or what? The way I read it, you cannot enter the Dragon from the north. You can enter from the south end, ride the length of it, and then turn around and ride back. In other words, us Buckeyes coming from the north (Tennessee) can not use the Dragon to get to the Iron Horse. Is that correct or am I misunderstanding?

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Am I reading the press release wrong, or what? The way I read it, you cannot enter the Dragon from the north. You can enter from the south end, ride the length of it, and then turn around and ride back. In other words, us Buckeyes coming from the north (Tennessee) can not use the Dragon to get to the Iron Horse. Is that correct or am I misunderstanding?
Howard you are correct!

You cannot access the Dragon going south from Vonore, Tennessee but you can going North from Robbinsville, NC.

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