(WSPA) — The entire Blue Ridge Parkway is closed due to winter weather.

The Parkway announced the closing in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning.

Ice, snow and sleet caused the 469-mile Parkway to close. 

A winter storm warning and a winter weather advisory remain in effect for parts of western North Carolina and the South Carolina mountains until noon Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, McDowell County Emergency Management announced that eastbound I-40 was closed at mile marker 68 due to icy conditions.

Several schools have announced delays and closings

Click here for updates on Parkway travel conditions.