Still three feet of snow at Newfound Gap.

(11/03/12)  The heavy snow that fell early in the week is still on the ground at Newfound Gap. At the top of the Smokies snowfall totals reached 36 inches.  Even though the temperatures have reached into the 60’s this week,  the snow melt has been negligible.  Even where there have been considerable snow melts there remains an accumulation of two feet or more.  Those wanting to come to the Smokies and see the huge snow can get there via Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Cherokee.  Because of the huge snowbanks created with removing the snow from the roadway parking will be at a premium. However it the snow remains a spectacular site.