Thanks for the report DHC. Any info on why the road was closed?
I'm not sure.
I stopped by the Sugarlands Visitors Center probably around 8:30AM and the road was open. I overheard some folks in the visitor center talking about the roads being icy up top. I fished the section of the W. Prong near Gatlinburg, just inside the park boundary. About an hour later I tried to go up and the ranger had just come out with the cones.