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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Closed because of High Winds

Officials with the National Park Service decided to close The Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Monday in advance of severe weather, dangerously high winds, and a red flag warning on Monday.

Officials announced that Great Smoky Mountains National Park closed Elkmont and Cades Cove campgrounds and most park roads to protect visitors, employees, and park resources. The national park said that the closures at the two campgrounds affected 150 campsites that were occupied.

High winds are expected along with needed heavy rains through Tuesday.