Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials will temporarily close two gravel, one-way roads in Cades Cove for grading and hazardous tree removal work. Rich Mountain Road will be closed on September 22 and 23. Parson Branch Road will be closed on September 24 and 25. During the closures, the roads will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians.
Both roads are regularly closed two to three times a year for routine maintenance. All work will be completed during the week to minimize disruptions to park visitors and neighboring communities.
For more information about road closures, please visit the park's website.
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