Newfound Gap Road US 441 between Cherokee North Carolina and Gatlinburg Tennessee closed last night and hard working park service crews were able to clear downed limbs, plow, sand and keep the road upon for about 5 hours before it had to close again at 2:30 this afternoon.
We are now under a winter storm warning with a potential of up to 17 inches of snow accumulation in the higher elevations by Wednesday along with high winds.
Presently the complete list of closed roads in the Great Smoky Mountains national park is:
- Cataloochee Entrance Road
- Clingmans Dome Road
- Foothills Parkway East (I-40 to Cosby)
- Newfound Gap Road US 441
- Old 284
- Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Last Update: 3:53 pm 10/30/12