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    US 441 Between Gatlinburg and Cherokee NC closed


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    I was just through there last week. I love that part of the GSM.

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    Well that sucks. I seen a video of the flooding in and around Wears Valley. From what I've read, there have been torrential down pours of rain for the last two days in the area. They have had two slides on 441 in recent years, although all were above the roads.

    I haven't a call from our neighbors saying our cabin has slid off the mountain side...yet.
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    There are few roads to get you over the mountain--if you've got to get on the southside to get home to Lake Hartwell.

    You'd do better to go out Airport Road in Gatlinburg to Cosby and get on I-40 south. You could go south out of Asheville to Greenville, and turn west to get home.

    Or, you could go west at Waynesville Lake Junaluska on Hwy 23/74, turn south at Sylva following the "To Atlanta sign" and go down to Franklin. Pop over the mountain to Highlands, and back down the mountain and you're in NW SC--almost home.

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    Crap. Going to be a fun drive to north Ky on Friday morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    There are few roads to get you over the mountain--if you've got to get on the southside to get home to Lake Hartwell.

    You'd do better to go out Airport Road in Gatlinburg to Cosby and get on I-40 south. You could go south out of Asheville to Greenville, and turn west to get home.

    Or, you could go west at Waynesville Lake Junaluska on Hwy 23/74, turn south at Sylva following the "To Atlanta sign" and go down to Franklin. Pop over the mountain to Highlands, and back down the mountain and you're in NW SC--almost home.
    I live less than 1/4 mi from Lake Junaluska and we're soaked here. Get on I-40 as quick as you can. 23/74 can be truly treacherous when wet/frozen and it's supposed to rain more tonight and tomorrow. Much safer on the interstate.

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    Powder Springs to Northern KY. Go thru Chattanooga to Knoxville and up I-75. Or thru Chattanooga, Nashville and due north--depending on what part of Northern KY you're going to.

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    Unfortunately 441 will be closed for a while on the NC side from my reading. IMO, added fact that the National Park Service will be in a pissin' match with NC DOT for how to repair the road side. The NPS will want to keep it "park looking " and NC DOT will want to cut the road side back and place a concrete wall in to retain the mountain side. Its not the easiest area to rebuild a road. I've traveled that road hundreds of times over the last 25 years.

    As for passing through Cosby... Forget using the Foothills parkway short cut to I40, thats usually closed in the winter. If your at Douglas and need to head south, may as well jump on I40 and run the mountains. Be careful through that stretch as its has its fair share of slides in the last few years too.
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    Yeah, I will go to Dillsboro, Waynesville, and I-40 across.

    The snow foecasted fo this evening should make it interesting.

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    Powder Springs GA??????????

    Is that anywhere near Clarkdale????

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    Powder Springs is in West Atlanta. The metropolitan area has about 100 cities in it.

    If the road over the mountain from Gatlinburg is going to be closed for awhile, the Cherokee Indians need to get on TV and advertise that there's other ways over to their Harrahs Casino in Cherokee. If they just get gamblers from Atlanta and south of them, it'll really get into their pocketbooks.

    Every Cherokee family receives an entitlement from the tribe for their share of the gambling proceeds. Give them too much cash, and the braves will get too much into "firewater" and it causes social issues. Instead, the tribe might pave all their driveways when they have too much money.

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    WOW...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR400 View Post
    Powder Springs GA??????????

    Is that anywhere near Clarkdale????
    Clarkdale is a suburb of Powder Springs. LOL. I actually live in Hiram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarter1996 View Post
    Crap. Going to be a fun drive to north Ky on Friday morning
    Northern KY. being the Covington area? Just take I75 all the way from 'Lanta.....or North KY. being Louisville area?

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    For you guys who live in the area -

    We make the trip to Gatlinburg every May. Don't think it will be repaired by then. We like to take 441 over the mountain like many to Cherokee Village as well each trip. I would think that this situation would be pretty devastating to the Cherokee Village economy this spring when the vacations start. It looks to me like the only (2) other ways to get there are 3 to 4 times as far as 441.

    What do you think?
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    I was kidding...I used to live in Powder Springs....and Clarkdale right dwon the road.


    When I used to fish the Fishers of Men Upstate SC division, we had several Indains from Cherokee that fished with us. Nice guys. The Chief and his brother are good fisherman.