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Rockslide shuts down road Little River Road

Rockslide shuts down road Little River Road

A rock slide is blocking one lane on Little River Road between Metcalf Bottoms and Townsend Wye, according to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The road is completely shut down at the slide.

Officials say they will evaluate the situation Wednesday.

There is no estimated time at this point for the road to re-open.

Sevier County neighbors upset after mama bear shot and killed

Neighbors in one Sevier County community say they're upset and want justice after someone shot and killed a mama bear, leaving her three cubs fending for themselves.

The rules are clear in the village of Cobbly Nob: no speeding, and no hunting bears.

Smokies roadwork being done this week

Smokies roadwork being done this week

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The Great Smoky Mountain National Park will do some road work overnight to affect traffic as little as possible.

A spokeswoman for the park said the work will begin Thursday.

If the weather holds, it will be completed by Saturday. However, rain could delay some work deeper into the Labor Day weekend.
The Gatlinburg Bypass will close at 7 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. each day.

Traffic will be maintained on Newfound Gap Road but will be restricted to one lane from 7 p.m. though 7 a.m.