The main road running through the Great Smoky Mountains national park (GSMNP) US 441 Newfound Gap Road has reopened allowing passage from Gatlinburg to Cherokee.
It is common for Newfound Gap Road to close often in cold weather due to snow and ice and can remain closed for days.
Clingmans Dome Road is still closed due to snow and ice and will be closed for the winter season December 1st.
Anyone who wishes to go up to Clingmans Dome or to any of the trailheads along the way up to the dome must park at Newfound Gap Parking area. The Newfound Gap Parking area is 7 miles from the Clingmans Dome parking area.