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GSMNP announces temporary closure of Metcalf Bottoms Bridge

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary closure of the Metcalf Bottoms Bridge on Wednesday, April 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to complete needed repairs. The closure is expected to last up to 6 hours. The bridge will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians. Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area will remain open with visitor access via Little River Road only. Hikers will have access to Little Greenbrier Trail and Little Brier Gap Trail via Wear Cove Gap Road.

For more information regarding current road conditions, please visit the park website at http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/conditions.htm.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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