Below are notifications as sent out by the WataugaOnline.com app. For previous alerts from 2018, 2017 & 2016 click here.
2 accidents impacting travel: 421 is closed at Hilltop Drive & Old 421 near Food Lion
1:18pm – 194 in Valle Crucis near Valle Crucis School is back open per scanner transmission.
Hunting Hills now open
Boone Docks St now open
Meadowview drive near Bavarian Village/College Place now opening, according to Boone PD.
194 near Valle Crucis School is closed, also Linville Creek Road lower side is closed.
Shelter Update: Alliance Bible Fellowship will be opened as a shelter for Watauga County at 12pm. Alliance is located at 1035 North Carolina Hwy 105 Bypass, Boone, NC 28607
SCHOOL ALERT – Watauga County Schools will dismiss early. K-8 Schools will dismiss at 10:30 a.m., Watauga High School at 11:00 a.m. Buses will run “Limited A Routes.”
Traffic Alert 3:27pm Wed Oct 10 – Wreck – 321 near the trash container site in Blowing Rock. Expect delays in the area.
1:45pm – Per incoming social media reports water is over Dewitt Barnet Road bridge in Valle Crucis, Boone Mall parking lot 321 side flooding, flooding in Bamboo.
Traffic Alert: Wreck – 105 in Foscoe near fire dept. Expect delays in the area.
Traffic Alert 3:55pm Monday Oct 8 – truck stuck on Wilson’s Ridge Road. Expect delays in that area.
8:42am Thursday October 4 – Traffic Alert – Boone Fire on the scene of a reported structure fire at 344 Faculty Street. That portion of the road is closed for now.
5:22pm Tuesday Oct 2, 2018 – Traffic Alert – Wreck – in the area of NCDOT offices on 194 North. Expect delays in that area.
National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Wednesday October 3, 2018
Traffic Alert – 5:12pm – 105 in Avery County is back open after being closed due to morning accident.
Traffic Alert – 105 in Avery County between the Invershield red light and the red light in Linville is closed due to a wreck. Multiple poles and power lines down according to a social media report.
Traffic Alert 9:38am Friday Sept 28 – Wreck – 421 North on Boone Mountain near Linville Creek intersection. Expect delays.
Wednesday Sept 26, 2018 – Construction going on near Tynecastle causing traffic backups on 105 this morning.
App State 72 Gardner Webb 7 – Final from Boone. 3rd most points scored by an App State team.
REMINDER – Allow PLENTY of extra travel time in and around Boone on Saturday as the first home AppState game takes place. Kickoff 3:30pm
TRAFFIC ALERT – Road work taking place on 105 extension heading southbound. Drops to one lane near the traffic light.
TRAFFIC ALERT – Paving taking place in the area of State Farm Road and Boone Heights Drive. Lane shift in place.
UPDATE 7:21pm – Mast Gap Road is back open fully.
UPDATE – Mast Gap Road at Jonathan Way is closed for DOT to fix a sinkhole. Will reopen when repairs are complete.
TRAFFIC ALERT 3:39m – Use caution in the area of Mast Gap Road and Jonathan Way. A sinkhole has developed in that area per scanner dispatch. Fire and NCDOT heading to the scene.
TRAFFIC ALERT 2:40pm Wed Sept 19 – The light at New Market is just blinking yellow according to scanner dispatches and incoming social media reports. Boone PD is in the area, use caution.
TRAFFIC ALERT 1:11pm – Standing water in the area of Poplar Grove Road and Coffey Knob Road. Officials are on the scene, use caution in that area.
TRAFFIC ALERT 10am – The area around the airport is back open.
TRAFFIC ALERT 9:41am Monday Sept 17 – Deerfield Road at Moose Lodge is back open per scanner dispatch.
TRAFFIC ALERT 9:32am Monday Sept 17 – old 421 at Day Drive in Deep Gap will be closed for about an hour for tree removal per scanner dispatch.
SHELTER INFORMATION FOR WATAUGA COUNTY: Alliance Bible Fellowship will be opened as a shelter for Watauga County starting tomorrow Saturday 9/15 at 5:00pm, per Emergency Management
New event. Flash Flood Warning from 9/12/2018 2:53 AM to 5:45 AM EDT for Watauga County. https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=25780916
Update from the National Weather Service at 6pm regarding possible impacts to western North Carolina – WataugaOnline.com Hurricane Florence Updates
11:56am Tues Sept 11 – Wreck – Old 421 in the area of Moretz Hollow Road in Zionville – Expect delays in that area.
UPDATE 5:18pm – The person has been located and is safe, according to an official with ARHS. Police Seek Public’s Assistance with Missing Man
Monday Sept 3, 2018 – FYI – If you see heavy smoke in the area close to Dove Acres in Vilas it is a controlled burn per scanner dispatch.
TRAFFIC ALERT – Friday Aug 31 4:14pm – Getting report of big wreck on 321 below Watauga/Caldwell line. Multi car wreck with major delays.
11:14am Friday Aug 31, 2018 – TRAFFIC ALERT – Wreck- Park Road & 105 in Foscoe. Expect delays.
10:56am Friday Aug 31, 2018 – A tree has fell on power line(s) in the Poplar Grove/Poplar Grove Connector area of Boone. There are power outages in and around that area.
TRAFFIC ALERT Friday Aug 31, 2018 – Paving on Dewitt Barnett Road is leading to flagging taking place on Broadstone Road through Valle Crucis. Expect delays and allow extra travel time.
TRAFFIC ALERT Tuesday Aug 28 – 4:45pm – Wreck – 321 at Parkway bridge. Expect delays in that area.
TRAFFIC ALERT Tuesday Aug 28 – 4:40pm – Wreck – 321 & Payne Branch Road intersection. Expect delays in that area.
TRAFFIC ALERT – 5am – Wreck on the Parkway near Goshen Bridge. Parkway at Aho north bound is shut down. Fire EMS on the scene.
TRAFFIC ALERT 4:40pm Friday Aug 24, 2018 – Multi-car accident on 105 just past Seven Devils on the Avery side. Big delays in that area.
TRAFFIC ALERT – State Farm Road will be closed from Deerfield to Hunting Hills tonight from 7 to 7:30 to install a light pole. Avoid the area if possible and expect delays.
4pm TRAFFIC ALERT = 4 car wreck in the area of Boone Public Works, expect possible delays in that area.
3;39pm TRAFFIC ALERT – Wreck in the area of New Market Blvd & Perkinsville Drive. Expect detours and some delays.
TRAFFIC ALERT 5:21pm – An accident on 105 in Boone, near the old WHS entrance, has caused traffic backups. No other details at this time.
TRAFFIC ALERT Monday Aug 20 10:06am – Wreck in the area of the big light in Boone. Expect delays.
REMINDER – Tomorrow (Monday Aug 20) is the first day back to school for the local school systems in the High Country. Allow for plenty of extra travel time in school zones and be aware of buses on the roads.
TRAFFIC ALERT 2:07pm Thursday Aug 16 – scanner reports of a power line, maybe other lines down, on 105 on Rock Crusher Hill after a dump truck hooked it. Expect possible delays in that area.
Traffic Alert Wednesday Aug 15, 2018 – Paving on 105 in Foscoe, down to one lane, expect delays.
TRAFFIC ALERT Friday Aug 10 – Paving and concrete work around the new Health Sciences building. Delays on Deerfield and State Farm roads.
TRAFFIC ALERT 2:32pm Wednesday Aug 8 – Wreck – in the area of D&B Mini Mart on 421 in Zionville. Expect delays.
TRAFFIC ALERT 2:14pm Wednesday Aug 8 – 421 northbound at the bottom of Wilkes Mountain is closed due to a heavy equipment wreck. Expect major delays in that area.
Radar valid at 808 pm EDT, Aug 7th 2018
804 PM EDT TUE AUG 7 2018…A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT
WATAUGA AND SOUTH CENTRAL ASHE COUNTIES…Until 845 PM EDT.At 803 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located over Sugar Grove,
moving southeast at 20 mph.Winds in excess of 30 mph and pea size hail are possible with this
storm.Locations impacted include…
and Sugar Grove.This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause
localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded
roadways.This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
TRAFFIC ALERT – Major congestion on King Street in the area of Bill’s Garage, road down to one lane. Not sure currently how long it will be that way.
Wreck on 105 in Foscoe at Clubhouse Drive. Expect delays.
Wreck – area of Earl Lyons Road and 105bypass – rollover – Expect possible delays in that area.
ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – Poplar Grove Road 105 Side To Be Closed Aug 6-10, 2018
TRAFFIC ALERT Friday Aug 3 – 9:20am – Wreck – rollover – 4000 block of 421 in Deep Gap. Expect delays in that area.
ROAD CLOSURE ALERT – Poplar Grove Road 105 Side To Be Closed Aug 6-10, 2018