- Associated Press - Monday, November 3, 2014

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials say most of the park’s roads will remain closed overnight because of record snow and ice.

Backcountry ranger Nick Yarnell told The Associated Press on Sunday that one of the main roads that will be closed is Highway 441, which runs from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Cherokee, North Carolina.

Some parts of the park saw record snowfall over the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service in Morristown, Mount LeConte recorded 22 inches of snow as of Sunday, marking a new daily snowfall record for the park.

Yarnell said any snow that melts during the day is expected to re-freeze, with temperatures dropping to 26. However, temperatures are expected to be considerably higher next week, starting with a high of 61 on Monday.



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