Originally Posted by Gator_38
Yep, it's open but still a lot of work going on and two-lane traffic in many areas. A warning about Gatlinburg - take the bypass and go on to Pigeon Forge. I was returning from Knoxville late night and wound up going through Gatlinburg. Essence of story - high-crowned roads with telephone poles curbside leaning out into road. Three idiots racing cat-and-mouse style about 4 inches on my port side. Took the hit and lost $300 mirror and damaged awning support instead of a 4-vehicle accident. Twin Creeks in Gatlinburg is a great $50 park but stay away from downtown area in your bus.
Gator_38, hate to hear about your misfortune in Gatlinburg.
Agree with Gator on I-40 and Gatlinburg.
I had reason to travel I-40 last week since the Blue Ridge Parkway was fogged under. Just in case members wonder how a rock slide can close a road down for a long period of time, here is a couple of photos of the area...and these are not the exact area of the rock-slide:
VDOT is still working in the rock-slide area to stabilize the mountain side.
I made the mistake of coming in on Rt. 321 into Gatlinburg, and then traveling Rt 441 through town. I didn't take the hit that Gator_38 did, but my SIL following me said the awning corner of my camper was missing the telephone poles by about a foot......and my left wheels were hugging the white line.
Besides the narrow roads and obstacles, numerous traffic lights and pedestrian crosswalks makes this an RVers nightmare.
Chap , DW Joy, and Fur Baby Sango
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