This is a hot topic on the blog, so I’ll try to keep updated daily on the latest from the Little River Rd. rockslide. The road is closed right now, and it looks like crews are hoping to get the road back open by Sunday evening. According to the article below, it was discovered at around 2AM Thursday morning. Little River Rd. is the road to Cades Cove (or Townsend) from Gatlinburg in the park. If you are leaving the Sugarlands Visitor Center parking lot, Little River is the road you would turn right to head down. We drove down that road a couple of weeks ago. This is also the way to get to Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. That’s where we were headed.
Fortunately, Cades Cove is closed while they rebuild the road there, so I would imagine fewer people would need Little River Rd. than usual anyhow. Hopefully it will be open Sunday evening.
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This rock slide is the 7th rock slide in the last 5 months in the Smokies…
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