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Cades Cove Loop reopens after rockslide on Laurel Creek Road

A rock slide on Laurel Creek Road caused Cades Cove Loop Road to delay opening Wednesday morning.

Cades Cove Loop Road opened later than usual Wednesday morning after a nearby rockslide.

According to Great Smoky Mountain National Park officials, a rockslide on Laurel Creek Road caused them to delay opening Cades Cove Loop Road. Laurel Creek Road to Cades Cove was also closed due to a rockslide.

The roads reopened around 10 a.m. after the rockslide was cleared. 

Cades Cove is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains. It's a valley surrounded by mountains and is considered one of the best places to spot wildlife in the area.