Is Newfound Gap Road open?
No need to make that phone call to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park anymore?
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced that visitors may now sign-up to receive status updates about the Park’s most frequently used roads via text message or the Internet.
Those who wish to be notified of the status of the Park’s four most popular roads – Newfound Gap (U.S. 441), Little River Road, Laurel Creek Road, and Cades Cove Loop Road – can get text messages to their cell phones by texting: follow smokiesroadsnps to 40404.
But you can get the same information via the Internet by going to: www.twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps to read recent road notification postings. This is a Twitter website maintained by the Park, but anybody can access it at any time, without having to establish a Twitter account.
So before you go into the Smokies, check out http://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps