App Notifications

Below are notifications as sent out by the Watauga Roads & Weather app.  


Meadowview Drive is closed in Boone so that Street Department can work on storm drainage issues.

Wednesday Sept 13 2:29pm – Accident on 105 bypass at White Oak Road. Expect delays in the area.

Tuesday Sept 12  4:25pm – Accident in downtown Boone in front of Town Hall, expect possible delays in the area.

Tuesday Sept 12  Rollover wreck – 321 and Bloomfield Road. Expect delays.

Tuesday Sept 12 11:15am – Rollover wreck on 194 north near CastleFord Road. Expect delays in that area.

Watauga County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay for Tuesday September 12th for all students and staff.

Blue Ridge Parkway closing in North Carolina due to Irma. More information at this link. 

Monday Sept 11 10:25am – Single vehicle accident on 194 near Clark’s Creek Road in Valle Crucis. Expect delays.

Saturday September 9 6:48 pm – 105 in the town limits is back open per scanner dispatch.

Saturday September 9 6:15 pm – Accident on 105 in the town limits. Major delays in that area.

Friday September 8 5:57pm – Getting reports of heavy traffic on 105 heading out of Boone. Both lanes backed up.

Friday September 8 1:41pm – 3 vehicle accident on 105 at the waterwheel. Expect delays.

Friday September 8 12:49pm – Accident on 105 bypass near Coke plant. Expect delays. is providing updates on the possible impact from Hurricane Irma to the High Country. The information is available at this link. 

Thursday September 7 7:18pm – Traveling 105 or live in Foscoe heads up: Foscoe Fire will be conducting live burn behind their station from approx 6p – 9p. Smoke visible.

Tuesday September 5 3:55pm – Multiple vehicle accident in the south bound lane of Blowing Rock Rd near Publix. Expect delays in the area

Tuesday September 5 8:40am – Accident on 421 near Bamboo Road, expect delays.

Tuesday September 5 8:14am – Possible delays on 421 near the Parkway bridge due to vehicle fire.

Tuesday September 5 8:06am – Traffic light at 421/old 421 in Deep Gap is not working. Police are on the scene directing.

Monday September 4 2:24pm – Expect possible delays on 105 at Vineyard Lane in Foscoe due to accident.

4:54pm – Deerfield at Bamboo shut down due to accident.

TRAFFIC ALERT – Portion Of Poplar Grove Road To Be Closed Sept 5-7, 2017. More information available at this link. 

Delays on 105 near Broadstone Road due to bridge inspection. See this link for more information.

2:14pm – Wreck on 105 at Kangaroo. Expect delays in that area.

Tues Aug 22 2:31pm – Overturn log truck at 194/Carter Miller Road in Todd. Expect possible delays in that area.

Saturday Aug 19 – Boone Fire is conducting a controlled house burn@421/Bamboo. With the peak of the burn being around 12, you will see smoke in the area today.

Friday Aug 18 10:43am – 321 through Blowing Rock is almost at a standstill, according to incoming report. Paving in progress. Plan ahead for one lane traffic.

Thursday August 17 –

Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service BLACKSBURG VA
630 PM EDT THU AUG 17 2017

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Southeastern Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina...

* Until 1230 AM EDT Friday

* At 629 PM EDT, Doppler radar and rain gage reports indicate that
  successive several rounds of thunderstorms this afternoon and
  evening have produced rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches across the
  warned area...and additional heavy rain is falling. Flash flooding
  is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Blowing Rock...
  Deep Gap...
  Blowing Rock In Caldwell County...
  and Aho.

Watauga County Schools have announced they will extend first day back by 15mins due to eclipse. More details at this link. 

More details in fatal hit and run over the weekend. More details at this link.

Tuesday August 1 – A portion of Depot Street will be closed starting at 7pm for paving work. Details at this link. 

11:58am Saturday July 29, 2017 – Getting several reports of heavy traffic in and around Boone. Allow extra travel time.

Breaking News: Health Department Recommends To Avoid Recreational Activities In Watauga River In Foscoe Visit this link for more details. 

Traffic Alert for Sunday night and Monday night for three Boone streets due to road construction. Check this link for all the details. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017 6pm – The all clear has been given by the bomb squad and Boone Police. Traffic routes are returning to normal as of now. For more detailed information see this link. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017 More road closings taking place in Boone right now. See this link for more information. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017 4:31pm UPDATE – Per Boone Police – King St and additional roads to be closed and rerouted. For more detailed information see this link. 

Tuesday July 18, 2017 4:20pm UPDATE from Boone Police – Traffic can continue to use King St or Rivers St to Blowing Rock Road, Hardin Street to remain closed TFN.

Tuesday July 18, 2017 3:48pm – Hardin Street in Boone is being closed as police investigate an unattended pressure cooker found in the area, per scanner dispatches. Traffic being blocked off at Howard & Coffey Streets too.

Friday July 14  3:06pm – According to scanner the southbound lanes of 421 near the Watauga/Wilkes line are closed due to tractor-trailer rollover. Traffic has been shifted to allow travel in one lane each direction.

Friday July 14 12:20pm – Expect possible delays on 421 in Deep Gap near Stoney Fork Road due to tractor-trailer roll over.

Thursday July 6 3:52pm – Expect delays on 421/Boone Mountain in Vilas due to rollover wreck near Quality Plus.

SPSRNK from 7/5/2017 5:47 PM to 6:45 PM EDT for Watauga County, Ashe County: A LINE OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING IN FROM THE WEST more info here 

Sunday July 2 – From Boone Police – There will be a 21 Gun Salute at Austin and Barnes Funeral Home in Downtown Boone around 2:30pm. Don’t be alarmed if you hear them in the area.

Wednesday June 28 – 3:58pm – Per scanner the traffic light at 421/221 intersection in Deep Gap is out. Use caution in that area.

Saturday June 24 1:05 pm – Expect delays in the area of the Big Light/Wendys intersection. The traffic light is malfunctioning. Officers on scene for traffic control.

Friday June 23 – Expect lengthy delays on 105 near the Avery County line due to parking lot construction/paving.

Small Stream Flood Advisory for western Watauga County & western Ashe County until 3:30pm. For more information visit this link. 

Friday June 16 3:32pm – Accident – 105 near Casa Rustica, multi-car wreck, Expect delays.

Friday June 16 1:12pm – Rollover accident – 321 North at Swift Lane in Cove Creek. Expect delays

Friday June 16 – Long delays on 105 near the Avery County line due to paving.

Wednesday June 14 1:32pm – Wreck and utility work on 105 in Foscoe. Expect lengthy delays.

Tuesday June 13 4:17pm – Accident – 321 near Elk Motel. Expect delays in the area.

Tuesday June 13 9:15am – Vehicle off the embankment in the 1000 block of Clark’s Creek. Expect delays in that area.

Monday June 12 2:56pm – Rollover wreck at intersection of 105 and Baird’s Creek. Expect delays in the area.

Thursday June 8 – 8:20am – Accident – 221 in Fleetwood. Lengthy delays.

Wednesday June 7 – 1pm – Accident – 105 and Vineyard Lane in Foscoe. Expect possible delays.

Friday June 2 2:57pm – Due to numerous wrecks in Boone, AppalCART is advising that buses will be delayed until wrecks are cleared.

Friday June 2 2:50pm – Accident in the area of Taco Bell. Expect delays in the area.

Friday June 2  2:27pm – Accident – Blowing Rock Road at the Mall entrance, expect delays in the area.

Friday June 2  – Accident in the area of The Standard on 321, expect delays in the area.

Friday June 2  1:45pm – Accident with injuries 105/Enterprise, emergency personnel on scene, expect delays in the area

Friday June 2 – 9:38am – Accident – 105 bypass and Boone Mountain/421 intersection. Expect delays.

Thursday June 1 – 12:38pm – Expect possible delays around McDonald’s due to accident. Vehicle vs bicycle. EMS on scene.

UPDATE – Deep Gap shooter arrested and charged. Full details here. 

5:19pm – 105 traffic backed up to Clark’s Construction near Foscoe & Dodge dealership in Boone. Avoid 105 if possible, last of two wrecks getting cleaned up now.

Tuesday May 30 4:12pm – Multi car wreck at 105 South and Victory Lane, expect big delays in that area.

Tuesday May 30 3:43pm – Expect delays on 105 & Broadstone Road due to accident.

Tuesday May 30 – Expect delays on 421 in Deep Gap at or near the county line due to tractor trailer wreck.

Saturday May 27 7pm –  – Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 2am, including Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes & Caldwell. For more details visit this link.

Friday May 26  3:58pm – Vehicle off the embankment on 105 near the rock crusher. Expect possible delays in that area.

Friday May 26 3:52pm – Car fire on 421 near the Parkway bridge. Expect delays in that area.

Wednesday May 24  7:02pm  –  Tornado Watch CANCELLED for Watauga & Ashe at per NWS.

Wednesday May 24  6:47pm – Wreck on 105 at Old Danner Road. Expect delays in the area.

Wednesday May 24 WEATHER ALERTS – Tornado Watch in effect, including Watauga, until 12am. Flood Advisory in effect, including Watauga, until 6:45pm. Flood Watch in effect until midnight.

Tuesday May 23 1pm – Expect delays in 5200 block of 421 North in Cove Creek due to accident.

Sunday May 21 – 1:25pm – 421/old 421 intersection is back open. Extremely foggy in Deep Gap. Caution is advised.

Sunday May 21 – 3 separate wrecks on 421 from Food Lion to Pepsi plant. 421 is closed near Food Lion.

Sunday May 21 – 12:58pm – 421 is closed near Food Lion intersection. Only allowing emergency vehicles at this time.

Sunday May 21 – 12:53pm – Second wreck on 421 – This one at Hardin Road & 421. Expect major delays in the area.

Sunday May 21 – 12:32pm – Wreck 421/old 421 near Food Lion in Deep Gap. Expect delays.

Saturday Bicycle Race To Impact Local Traffic. More information at this link. 

Friday May 19 –  3:30pm – Traffic flowing again on 105, expect congestion delays for a bit.

Friday May 19 – 3:02pm – Portion of 105 near Baird’s Creek may be shut down to clear wreck scene.

Friday May 19 –  2:52pm – Wreck at Baird’s Creek & 105. Expect possible delays.

Friday May 19 – New event. Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 5/19/2017 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM EDT for Watauga County. See this link for more info. 

Thursday May 18 7:53pm – 105 is back open.

Thursday May 18- Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8:45pm tonight. See this link for more info.

Thursday May 18 7:40pm – Hwy 105 S is temporarily closed at Rock Crusher while they move a dump truck from an earlier accident.

Thursday May 18 6pm – overturn dump truck on 105 near Maymead plant. Expect delays.

Thursday May 18 2:58pm – Accident on Broadstone Road near Valle Crucis School. Expect delays in that area.

Tuesday  May 16 UPDATE 7:29pm – 194 is back open completely.

Tuesday  May 16- A second wreck has occurred on 194 near the first reported wreck. 194 is closed. For more information visit this article. 

Tuesday  May 16 5:28pm UPDATE – 194 near NCDOT offices is CLOSED due to wreck with fuel spill. For more information visit this article. 

Tuesday  May 16 5:24pm – WRECK – Highway 194 near NCDOT offices, expect delays in that area. For more information visit this article. 

Saturday May 13 10:34am – Two separate accidents – One at intersection of Skateworld 321/421 – Second Baird’s Creek Road and 105. Expect delays.

Friday May 12 5:08pm – Accident on 321 near Rush Branch Road in Cove Creek. Expect possible major delays in that area.

Friday May 12  2:49pm – Tornado Warning for Johnson County TN has EXPIRED. Strong storms expected for Ashe County and possibly parts of Watauga. Storm has weakened.

Friday May 12 – WEATHER ALERT – Strong storms moving in from TN, will impact Watauga and Ashe. Tornado Warning for Johnson County TN until 2:45pm

Friday May 12 – Tornado Warning for Johnson County, TN until 2:45pm See this link for more information.

5:24pm Wednesday May 10 – Wreck blocking traffic going towards Boone @ 421 and 194. Boone PD & FD on scene.

Wednesday May 3 5:46pm – Expect delays on 321 in Cove Creek at the Watauga River Bridge due to overturned dump truck.

Monday May 1 1:21pm –  Water starting to become an issue in the usual low lying flood prone areas. Use caution traveling this afternoon. Boone Mall 321 entrance closed, Boone Heights Drive closed.

Robbery suspects arrested after nearly 4 hour chase today. Details here.

Wednesday April 26 1:45pm – Expect delays in area of 321 bridge/Watauga River Road in Cove Creek due to setting up for landing zone.

Monday April 24 – 11:47am Tractor/trailer stuck on Wilson’s Ridge. Expect delays in that area.

Weather Alerts for Watauga: High Wind Warning until April 7, 8pm – Winter Weather Advisory in effect until Friday April 7, 12noon.

Friday March 31 – Flood Warning in effect until 11:45am

Monday March 27 4:31pm – Correction – dump truck is off on the side of the road on 105 at the top of Rocker Crusher Hill, expect possible delays.

Monday March 27 4:24pm – Overturned dump truck on 105 at the top of Rocker Crusher Hill. Expect delays.

Friday March 24 6:54pm – Intersection of 421 at Old 421 at Food Lion is back open.

Friday March 24  – Intersection of 421 at Old 421 at Food Lion northbound lane is shut down for an undetermined amount of time due to accident.

Friday March 24 5:15pm – Accident in the area of 421 and old 421 near Food Lion in Deep Gap. Expect delays.

Friday March 24 4:42pm – Heavy drift smoke in the area is coming from the Linville Gorge fire. For more information see this link. 

Monday March 20 2:45pm – 421 is back open to all traffic. Crews still working at the accident site so use caution in the area.

Monday March 20 10:25am – 421 is closed southbound starting at 221 intersection due to wreck near Stoney Fork Road.

Monday March 20 10:11am – Accident on 421 near Stoney Fork Road. Expect delays, possibly major delays, in that area.

Friday March 10 – Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7pm Saturday until 11am Sunday. Accumulations of 3-6 inches possible. More information regarding all the storm details available here. 

Wednesday March 8 7:18pm – 105 at Rock Crusher Hill is back open.

Wednesday March 8 – 6:29pm – All lanes on Rock Crusher Hill on 105 are blocked due to accident. Avoid the area if possible.

Wednesday March 8 – 6:15pm – Expect delays, possible lengthy, on Rock Crusher Hill on 105 due to accident.

March 1, 2017 ALERT – Due to the threat of severe weather in our area this afternoon, Watauga County Schools will dismiss K-8 schools today  at 12 PM and WHS at 1 PM.

7:45am – 105 bypass is back open.

7:36am – 321 near Green Park Inn is closed due to numerous wrecks.

7:03am Thursday Feb 9- 105 bypass on 421 side is closed for now to allow wreck clean up.

8:01am Friday January 27 – According to NCSHP traffic is flowing northbound and southbound on 321 near Blowing Rock now.

6:14am Friday January 27 – Watauga Schools are now on a 2 hour delay due to road conditions in certain parts of the county.

5:54am Friday January 27 – 321 south is closed near the 5700 Block Tire and Auto area, below Caldwell County line due to slippery conditions.

Winter Storm Warning & Wind Chill Advisory In Effect For The Weekend – More information at this link. 

3:34pm Friday January 6 – Expect delays on 421 in Zionville near B&B Mini Mart due to accident.

3:21pm Friday January 6, 2017 – Expect delays on 321 near the intersection of Bethel Road due to accident.