GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — Higher elevations of East Tennessee received the first snowfall of the season on Sunday morning.
The LeConte Lodge, high atop Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, shared images of the snowfall. Lodge staff shared that they received almost 1-inch of snow. Temperates fell to a frosty 11 degrees overnight Saturday into Sunday.
More wintry weather is expected Monday night for parts of East Tennessee. Get the full forecast.
In the pictures, trees and cabins are covered with frost and snow. The lodge is 6,400 feet above sea level.
The lodge staff said in the social media post that it had been a “busy morning scraping steps, porches, and solar panels.”
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced that Clingsman Dome Road closed for the weather. The road is due to close for the season on Nov. 30. Here’s a list of seasonal road closures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
U.S. Highway 441 / Newfound Gap Road closed overnight due to the snow and ice but reopened around noon Sunday.