Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced on Friday, Oct. 18 that the expected closure of the main access road into Cataloochee has been postponed. The county road just outside the park, Cove Creek Road, was expected to be closed Nov. 1, 2019 through Feb. 29, 2020 for a road slide repair by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The roadwork has been postponed and the Cataloochee area will remain open and accessible throughout the fall and early winter, aside from weather-related closures. For more information about the roadwork schedule, please contact the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
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– National Park Service release