Gap road through the Smoky Mountains closed due to weather forecast

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE)- If you’re planning on making a trip through the Smokies today you may need a new route.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed highway 441 also known as gap road. This stretch of road heading out of Gatlinburg on your way to Cherokee is now closed.

The park service says it’s because of forecast weather conditions, no word on when it will reopen.

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