Wind damage reported at Dollywood; park closed today, Wednesday

(Source: WATE)

UPDATE at 12:05 p.m.: News Channel 11 crews spoke with Dollywood spokesperson Wes Ramey who said that the theme park was already scheduled to be closed today, but said the park will also be closed Wednesday.

Ramey said there was wind damage at Dollywood, but said there was no fire damage reported.

PIGEON FORGE, TN (WJHL) – Officials at Dollywood say fire teams are trying to protect the theme park from nearby fires.

News Channel 11 spoke with Dollywood spokesman, Pete Owen, by phone Monday night and he said 19 cabins at Dollywood Smoky Mountain Cabins as well as 50 rooms at the Dollywood DreamMore Resorts have been evacuated.

Officials said that there has been no damage to the park from the nearby fires but firefighters are inside the park to keep it safe.

Fire teams issued mandatory evacuations for parts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Monday night.


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