Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Strong storms close roads in Smokies

Due to the strong storms that passed through the Smokies yesterday and overnight, there are a couple of road closings you might want to make note of:

• Cades Cove Loop Road due to high water

• Clingmans Dome Road due to ice and snow

• Little River Road between Metcalf Bottoms and the Townsend "Wye" due to downed trees.

• Forge Creek Road in Cades Cove is closed due to mud - this is the access road to Parson Branch Road. Estimated reopening in mid-April.

• The LeConte Lodge blog is reporting there were 1.5 inches of snow on the ground as of this morning - and it was still coming down.


Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

check out the latest disaster.

http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/164827/2/Developing-Gatlinburg-sewage-storage-tanks-fails-sends-waste-into-river?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

Yes, I saw that. Interestingly, Gatlinburg City Manager Cindy Ogle described the spill as a "catastrophic event".

So far, at least I haven't heard, it doesn't sound like the two missing workers have been found.

Anonymous said...

the missing workers were found. Unfortunately, they were not found alive.