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Area Weather Information

Knoxville TV Stations 
WATE Channel 6 (ABC) ...... www.wate.com
WATE Facebook Weather ...... 
www.facebook.com/WATE.KenWeathers
WVLT Channel 8 (CBS) ...... www.wvlt.tv
WBIR Channel 10 (NBC) ... www.wbir.com

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Road Conditions & Closures

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Winter Weather/Emergency Weather

Updated information on this winter storm watches, alerts, and forecasts can be found at:


National Weather Service - Eastern Tennessee
www.facebook.com/NWSMorristown

 

Sevier County Emergency Management Agency 
www.facebook.com/SevierCoEMA

Sevier County Sheriff’s Office will have info concerning conditions during winter storm events.
www.facebook.com/SevierCountySheriffsOffice

Winter Travel

Here are few tips to make your winter travel easier. Although it rarely gets severely cold or snowy in the Smokies during the winter months, it does happen occasionally. Snowfall typically occurs December through March, and sometimes as early as November.

 

Please check the weather forecast before traveling. Also, if you plan to take Route 441 (Newfound Gap Pass) through the Smoky Mountains National park, we suggest calling 865-436-1200 option 2 and 2 again for road closures and park conditions. Newfound Gap Pass frequently closes if there is snow or ice present on the road. 

 

The area is not known for lasting snow accumulations, and city and county are not equipped to clear/plow every road and street in the event of a major snowfall. County will typically give priority to major thoroughfares and county roads, but will not plow or treat secondary roads and streets. In most cases, the snow melts within few hours to a couple of days. 

In Sherwood Forest Resort the crew will treat the streets with salt or brine as soon as they can access the area. WE DO NOT PROVIDE TOWING, SNOW PLOWING, or SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES. No refunds will be given due to weather conditions, late arrivals, early departures, guest’s fear of driving in the mountains, or power outages.

Power Outages

 

Sherwood Forest Resort has underground power lines, so we rarely have power outages. However, snow, ice, and wind storms can cause downed power lines which bring electricity into the community. In most cases power outages are resolved within a few hours.

If you experience a power outage, please notify us and we will alert Sevier County Electric. Our cabin is equipped with a gas log fireplace that will provide heat in the event of power outage. 

 

Please know we will do everything possible to assist, however we have no control over weather events, power outages, or county road clearing. We are individual cabin owners, therefore we do not have an ability to switch you to another property in case of weather related issues. In most cases, the snow melts within few hours to couple of days.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE TOWING, SNOW PLOWING, or SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES. No refunds will be given due to weather conditions, late arrivals, early departures, guest’s fear of driving in the mountains, or power outages.

If you feel you may have winter travel concerns, we recommend purchasing Travel/Cancellation Insurance through the carrier of your choice. When you book a stay with Highview Cabins a link to purchase insurance is available during the booking process.

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