Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Several road closures due to snow

Officials in the Great Smoky Mountains have temporarily shut down several roads due to snow and ice, as well as downed trees this morning:

• Newfound Gap Road (US-441)
• Little River Road
• Laurel Creek Road
• Cades Cove Loop Road
• Gatlinburg Bypass
• Cherokee Orchard Road
• Cataloochee Entrance Road
• Old NC-284 between Big Creek and Cataloochee
• Foothills Parkway East

Click here for the most updated road information or call 865-436-1200.

The forecast for Gatlinburg for the remainder of the day is for partly sunny skies and cold, with a couple of flurries. High near 31. In the Smokies, 2-5 inches of total snow accumulations are expected this morning - mainly in the higher elevations. More snow is expected later this week, as well as extremely cold temperatures. For the latest weather updates and forecasts for the Smokies, please click here.


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

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