A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT continues in the Smokies. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 p.m., due to continued snowfall, with 1 - 3" possible. This also applies to farther Northeastern Tennessee, so I-40 at the NC line and I-81 into the Tri-Cities can have hazard road conditions at times. The Plateau and Southeastern Kentucky have on and off snow showers.
Sevier County (WVLT) - Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed highway 441 through the park between the Sugarland Visitor's Center and Cherokee, North Carolina.
Officials say the higher elevations around Newfound Gap received heavy snow making the roads impassable.
They say they are not sure when the Highway will re-open.
Stay tuned to Volunteer TV News and volunteertv.com for further updates.
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