Sunday morning Update: WKRK has received a message that the rock slide has been cleared and the road is now open. Please drive with care.
U.S. 441 east of Bryson City is closed due to a rock slide that occurred earlier this evening. The road is closed from Cherokee to Gatlinburg, Tn. and is not expected to reopen before noon on Monday, July 22. Officials will begin to assess the damage once conditions are deemed safe.
Motorists are advised to use the following detour to Tennessee:
- I-40 West into Tennessee to U.S. 321 (Exit 435) to U.S. 321 South to Galinburg.
For real-time travel information any time in the Triad, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ncdot_triad. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type “m.ncdot.gov” into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones.
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