About Watauga County Roads & Weather

Welcome to the only resource of its kind for High Country motorists, travelers and weather fans.

WCRC (Watauga County Road Conditions) began with a simple Facebook page on December 13, 2010 and the community quickly joined with over 4,000 “likes” in just the first four weeks. Along with adding the Twitter account (@wataugaroads) the information flowing in became apparent that the new outlets for information was well received and much needed.

WataugaRoads.com provides a central location for all the information passed along from Facebook,Twitter, text, emails and phone calls. It has become the MOST used source for community provided information among all outlets in the High Country.

WataugaRoads.com was the ONLY media outlet providing real time updates during:

The visit by President Obama on Monday October 17, 2011 (http://wataugaroads.com/president-obamas-motorcade-in-watauga-confirme/, http://wataugaroads.com/presidential-motorcade-in-watauga-today/, http://wataugaroads.com/afternoon-presidential-motorcade-updates/

Accidents that closed major travel routes in the area:
421 in Trade, TN on October 28, 2011 – http://wataugaroads.com/421-shutdown/,
421 in Vilas closed on November 3, 2011 – http://wataugaroads.com/421-vilas-wreck-major-delays/
10 vehicle wreck on highway 105 in Foscoe on February 9, 2012 –http://wataugaroads.com/10-car-wreck-on-105/

Events that impact a majority of Watauga County as they were unfolding
421 wildfire on March 30, 2012 – http://wataugaroads.com/421-fire/
Boone PD Increase Presence Around WHS, Gang Activity Suspected. http://wataugaroads.com/boone-pd-to-increase-presence-around-whs-wednesday/
Passing of Doc Watson – http://wataugaroads.com/doc-watson-hospitalized/
Plane crash in the Matney community on July 6, 2012 – http://wataugaroads.com/airplane-crash-reported/
Tragic deaths of Dara Watson,Peyton Townsend, Major Ryan Scott David and Deputy William Mast.

A Final Thought

Anyone who has lived in the High Country, or has an interest here, knows that weather and road conditions can change quickly and dramatically. I created this network as a way to reach people quickly with instant information about road and weather updates all year long.

Not only am I a Watauga County native, but I have a passionate interest in the events that shape this area. For over 22 years I have worked in all aspects of broadcasting as a radio DJ, news reporter, Appalachian Sports Network talent, and various other media and entertainment related endeavors. For the past 17 plus years I have also owned/operated a locally based dump trucking company.

I know this area and I know the residents and business that call this area home. The friends, neighbors, visitors here share a bond. We all love the High Country and we share the same concern for safe travels and enjoyment of this beautiful area.

Thanks for taking time to check out WataugaRoads.com and your support,

Kenneth Reece

*This site contains public comments, user-generated content, information passed along by local and state officials, and articles about current road & weather conditions in Watauga County.

Any “official” weather forecast/mentions, will be referenced from certified meteorologist and/or National Weather Service, with acknowledgement given to those sources.

Local weather observations/forecasts are very much welcome by the community and will be passed along as such.

This site is not affiliated with or maintained by any Watauga County government office, North Carolina government office, transportation organization, NCDOT, or media outlet.

Any comments are strictly the eyewitness accounts of those posting. The administrators/owners of this site accept no responsibility for accidents or injuries related to any travel deemed appropriate by the comments/advice given on this page.*