App Notifications

Below are notifications as sent out by the Watauga Roads & Weather app. For previous alerts from 2017 & 2016 click here.


Update – 4:45pm – Foscoe Fire has cleared the scene, road is back open. 4:15pm Thursday April 19 – Wreck – 105 South in Foscoe near Twin Rivers, truck vs moped, expect delays.

1:45pm Tuesday April 17 – Wreck – 421/221 intersection. Expect possible delays.

Watauga County Schools will operate on a TWO (2) hr delay for students and staff on Monday, April 16.

Tornado Watch In Effect Until 7pm Sunday April 15, 2018, Includes Western North Carolina. Click here for more information. 

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Sunday April 15, 2018. Click here for more information. 

Recall: Certain Branded Eggs Sold At Walmart And Food Lion Stores Locally And Statewide. More information by clicking here. 

12 noon April 13 – 321 at Elk Motel is back fully open after early morning tractor-trailer roll over.

6am April 13, 2018 – -Tractor trailer on its side near Elk Motel in Boone. Material is in the road too, expect delays.

4:16pm – Accident on 421 near intersection of 194 at New Market Center. Expect possible delays.

Dutch Creek Road to be closed Wednesday for bridge construction completion. More information at this link. 

7:56am Tuesday April 10 – Accident – 105 in the area of the turnoffs to Shulls Mills. Expect delays.

4:11pm Sunday April 8 – Expect delays on 105 at HO Aldridge Road due to vehicle fire. Fire dept on scene.

6:35pm Thursday April 5 – Multi car wreck on 105 in Boone. Expect delays.

4:54pm Thursday April 5 – Expect some congestion on 105 southbound leaving Boone as Boone Fire works a fire at The Oil Exchange

Traffic Alert if heading to Beech Mountain – 7:49am – one lane is open per incoming social media reports.7:17am – Beech Mountain Parkway is closed until further notice due to structure fire, according to a robo call received this morning.

Wind Advisory In Effect From Wednesday Morning To Thursday Morning April 4-5, 2018. More information by clicking here. 

3:12pm Monday . April 2 – Wreck – Wilson’s Ridge Road – Expect delays in the area.

7pm Thursday March 29 – Tractor Trailer hung up on Old 421 S near Dick Watson Rd. Both lanes blocked.

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Sunday Night Into Monday Morning March 25-26, 2018. More information by clicking here. 

Watauga County Schools will operate on a 2 hr delay on Monday, March 26. Buses will run on Limited A routes.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more info. 

Construction On Median Barrier Safety Wall On 421 Has Started

Windy Conditions Lead To Early Thursday Morning Power Outages

Winter Storm Warning issued from midnight into Thursday. More information available at this link. 

4:42pm Saturday March 17 – A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Ashe & Watauga until midnight.

1:45pm Saturday March 17 – Reminder – King Street through downtown Boone will be closed for a short time for the inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Parade that begins at 2pm.

8:39am Wednesday March 14 – Getting report of Semi stuck on 321 near the state line. Expect possible delays in that area.

7:12am Wednesday March 14 – Wreck – vehicle off the embankment on 105 near Baird’s Creek Road intersection – expect delays in that area.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the rest of today into Wednesday. More details at this link. 

3:55 pm Monday March 13 – Accident – Expect delays on 105 at the top of Rock Crusher Hill, multi car wreck.

A Winter Storm Warning has been issued from midnight tonight through midnight Monday night. For more information see this link.  

2pm Wednesday March 7 – Wreck also on 194 past Meat Camp Fire Dept, delays in that area too.

1:53 pm Wednesday March 7 – Single car accident on 194 at Brookshire Road near DOT, expect delays in the area.

8:24 am Friday March 2 – – Now getting reports that 321 at Watauga/Caldwell line is back open.

7:40am Friday March 2 – 321 mountain update – According to Boone Police – Highway Patrol is reporting several accidents on hwy 321 mountain/Blowing Rock and the road will be closed for another 2-3 hours.

High Wind Warning in effect from 6pm tonight until Saturday morning. Northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph or stronger at higher elevations.

2:09 pm Wednesday Feb 28 – Wreck – 105 bypass near the the 105 red light. Expect delays in the area.

6:33pm Feb 26 – Accident – Blowing Rock Road in front of Boone Police Department. Expect possible delays in that area.

7:58am Feb 26 – Accident – 421/Boone Mountain in Vilas at intersection of Linville Creek Road. Expect lengthy delays.

5:38pm – Thursday Feb 22 – Accident – Edmiston Road, exact location unknown – Rollover wreck – Expect delays in the area.

5:24pm Thursday Feb 22 – Accident – Single car wreck on 321 near Trashcan Falls. Expect possible delays in the area.

5:32 pm Monday Feb 19 – Accident -421/Boone Mountain in Vilas at Quality Plus. Expect delays in the area.

8:03am Wed Feb 14 – – UPDATE from appstatepolice: #AppState ALERT (Update): All clear. The gas leak in the area of Legends has been stopped by emergency personnel. Area returning to normal.

7:28am Wed Feb 14 – Per ASU Police – ALERT: Gas Leak in the area of Legends. Emergency personnel on-scene. Avoid area of Legends, Howard St, rear Doughton parking lot.

11:50am Tuesday Feb 6 – Tractor and trailer stuck on Wilson’s Ridge Bamboo side. Expect some delays in the area. Law enforcement on the scene assisting.

Tuesday January 30, 2018 –  8:15am – Per incoming reports 421 at Watauga/Wilkes line is back open. Continued caution advised.

Tuesday January 30, 2018 – Multi vehicle wreck and spin outs on 421 at Watauga/Wilkes line. Per reports road is closed until it can be salted.

Niley Cook Road To Be Closed Thursday January 25, 2018 For Repairs. More details at this link. 

3:46pm Thursday January 17, 2018 – Elk Creek Road is back open after being closed due to multiple accidents this morning.

11:50am Thursday January 17, 2018 – Elk Creek Road is CLOSED for unknown amount of time due to multiple accidents. Main entrance and Jakes Mtn.

Traffic Alert 6:55 am Friday January 12, 2018 – one local bridge that usually floods already under water. This report came in via twitter “Dewitt Barnett bridge underwater. No cones or markers up yet. Foggy. Be careful.”

Monday Travel: Plan for possible local travel issues on Monday (January 8, 2018)  due to forecast sleet, rain, freezing rain and snow.

Friday January 5, 2018 4:16pm – Accident – 321 & Niley Cook intersection area. Expect delays.

Thursday January 4, 2018 – Cold Weather Shelter Open In Avery County Due To Power Outage. For more information visit this link. 

6:14 pm Sunday Dec 31, 2017 – Wreck on 421/Boone Mountain in Vilas causing huge delays in that area.