Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Most Roads Closed in Smokies

As a result of snow and ice yesterday and overnight, nearly every road in the Smoky Mountains is temporarily closed today.

The list of roads closed in the park include:

• Newfound Gap Road (US-441)
• Little River Road
• Laurel Creek Road
• Foothills Parkway East
• Foothills Parkway West
• Gatlinburg Bypass
• Greenbrier Road
• Cataloochee Entrance Road
• Old NC-284 between Big Creek and Cataloochee
• Cosby Campground Entrance Road
• Wears Cove Road
• Cherokee Orchard Road
• Forge Creek Road in Cades Cove will be closed until mid-March due to mud.

Please check back with the national park website, or call (865) 436-1200 to find out when these roads are open again.

HikingintheSmokys.com Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

Smoky Mountain Day Hikers Store Quality gear and apparel from some of the best outdoor brands.


smoky scout said...

Hi Jeff - Thanks for the list. Do you know if they ever close the Deep Creek area or the Lakeview Drive to the Tunnel on the NC side?

Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Smoky Scout - I don't recall ever seeing those roads being closed. Both of those roads are year-round roads, so they are normally open in the winter.

I would call the N.P. number listed on the blog posting just to make sure they're open right now, if you were planning on heading over there today or tomorrow.