SMOKY MOUNTAINS, Tenn. (WATE) — As mostly rain fell across East Tennessee, an area in the higher elevations in the Great Smoky Mountains received something more — a blanket of snow.
A webcam on the park’s website showed the Newfound Gap area covered with several inches of freshly fallen snow on Sunday.
WATE 6 Storm Team reported cold temperatures in the highest peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Plateau early Sunday morning.
Several roads were closed due to the snow and ice but have since reopened.
See the latest forecast on the WATE 6 Storm Team’s weather blog.