Gatlinburg plans to reopen to the public on Friday

The stone walls are all that stands of the Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, following the devastating wildfires from Monday night, Nov. 28. (Amy Smotherman Burgess/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Gatlinburg plans to reopen to the public on Friday, according to Sevier County officials.

The city of Gatlinburg plans to reopen for business and to the general public at 7 a.m. Friday.

Major roadways are expected to be open, but some may remain closed to accommodate utility work. Wiley Oakley Drive and Greystone Heights Road remain inaccessible due to critical utility work.

The number of damaged or destroyed structures has risen to 1,753. A new interactive map from Sevier County officials allows you to check on how structures fared during the fire. Click here to view the map. 

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