Due to high waters, various campgrounds and roads closed Thursday throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Closures by the National Park Service included:

  • Elkmont Campground
  • Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
  • Little River Road
  • Upper Tremont Road
  • Wear Cove Gap Road

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The park service announced Thursday that Little River rose, "approximately six feet above the normal level," at the Townsend Wye over a six-hour period.

 
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For more information on road closures, call the road closures hotline at 865-436-1200. You can also text "follow smokiesroadsnps" to 40404.