Saturday, December 5, 2009

Several road closures in Smokies due to snow

As a result of the snow and ice in the region, the following roads in the Great Smoky Mountains are now closed:

* Newfound Gap Road (US 441), Gatlinburg, TN to Cherokee, NC

* Little River Road from Gatlinburg to Townsend

* Cherokee Orchard Road in the Roaring Fork area

* Lyons Springs Road (a.k.a. Wears Gap Road)

* Foothills Parkway East, Cosby, TN to I-40

* Cataloochee Entrance Road near Maggie Valley, NC

* Old NC 284, between Big Creek, NC and Cataloochee, NC

For Gatlinburg, the forecast is for snow, mainly before 1 pm. High near 36. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

The forecast for Cherokee is for snow, mainly before 4 pm. High near 35. North wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible, with little or no snow accumulation expected into the evening.

You can keep up with current weather conditions and forecasts by clicking here.

For the most up-to-date road closing in the Smokies, please call (865) 436-1200.


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

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