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Smoky Mountain Weather and Travel Tips

Need to know about road conditions in the Smoky Mountains? Click here for helpful info.

Tune in here for Smoky Mountain weather updates from Paul Poteet on Monday & Friday of every week.

Scenic routes for visitors traveling to the Smoky Mountain area

I-26 to I-81 to I-40 or Hwy 25 to Hwy 70

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has recommended two alternate routes that are both scenic and convenient. Visitors who don’t mind taking a scenic route can take Hwy 70 from Asheville to Hwy 25. This alternate route will take about 30 minutes longer than the typical trip in on I-40 – and please be advised it is curvy and not necessarily ideal for larger RVs or semi trucks. For visitors who want to remain on the interstate system, simply take I-40 West to I-240 West to I-26 West to I-81 South and then connect back with I-40 West bound. This alternate route will take about an hour longer the typical trip on I-40.

For more information on the clean up, please visit TN Dept. of Transportation here or North Carolina Department of Transportation here.

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