Below are notifications as sent out by the WataugaOnline.com app. For previous alerts from 2018, 2017 & 2016 click here.
***UPDATE 3:20pm – The road is back open*** Traffic Alert 1:04pm Thursday Dec 13, 2018 – State Farm Road at Boone Heights and State Farm at Shadowline is blocked off due to a reported bomb threat at Blue Ridge Ear, Nose & Throat. Law enforcement is in the area.
Traffic Alert 1:16pm – Wed Dec 12 – Wreck with injuries – 105 at Sunrise Grill. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert 4:41pm Wed Dec 5 – Accident – 194 North near Longhope Road, a truck has hit telephone pole and lines are down per scanner dispatches. Expect delays.
Traffic Alert 4:20pm Wed Dec 5 – 105 at the hill in Foscoe is closed until NCDOT trucks can finish salting it. Extremely slick according to scanner dispatches.
Traffic Alert 4:12pm Wed Dec 5 – Reported wreck on 105 in the area near the Watauga/Avery line. Road is slick per scanner dispatches. Expect delays in the area.
Traffic Alert 3:12pm Wed Dec 5 – Wreck – Head on wreck 421 at/near Brown Hill in Zionville. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert 11:44am Wed Dec 5 – Wreck – Tractor/trailer vs car at 421 at Industrial Park Drive, both are still in the road. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert 10:31am Wed Dec 5 – Rollover wreck – 194 at Shady Creek Lane. Expect delays in the area.
Traffic Alert 8:32am Wed Dec 5 – old 421 near Roby Greene Road is shut down due to multiple cars crossways in the road.
Traffic Alert 8:03am Wed Dec 5 – Wreck vehicle over embankment – 194 North near Meat Camp Dollar General. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert 6:58am Wed Dec 5 – Wreck – 105 between Old Shulls Mill Road and Tweetsie Lane. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert Tues Dec 4 9:21am – Wreck – Blowing Rock Road in front of The Standard. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert Sun Dec 2 6:32 pm – Per Watauga Communications – Accident US HWY 421 S at Yuma LN, major accident. Traffic will be impacted. This is the Deep Gap Dollar Mart intersection.
Allow plenty of extra travel time in Boone & on AppState campus Friday & Saturday. Watauga High host a state playoff game Friday night vs Weddington, kickoff 7:30pm. On Saturday it's the inaugural SunBelt Championship football game as App takes on Louisiana, kickoff at noon.
Traffic Alert 10:10am Thursday Nov 29 – Wreck – 421 at Vanderpool Road. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert 3:25pm Tue Nov 27, 2018 – Accident on 321 near Zion Hill Church in Cove Creek. Expect delays in that area.
Final Score – #AppState 21 Troy 10, announced attendance 20,410. Sun Belt Football Championship game to be played in #BooneNC next Saturday. More details about that game to be posted on WataugaOnline.com.
UPDATE – A State of Emergency has been declared today November 21,2018 at 5pm for the Town of Beech Mountain due to the Level 5 water restrictions. A drinking water distribution site has been set up at the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department Station 2
Traffic Alert Monday Nov 19: 194 N out of Boone is down to one lane in “the bend” for guard rail repair. Expect delays
Update Sunday Nov 18 1:30pm – the vehicle has been found. Blowing Rock Police Seeking Help In Death Investigation
Traffic Reminder: Allow extra travel time in Boone and the AppState campus due to today's football game. Kickoff 2:30pm.
9:50am Thurs Nov 15 – Per Boone Police the “big light” is back fully functional.
9:39am Thurs Nov 15 -Numerous trees down on old 421 between Wildcat and Parkway school per scanner dispatches. Expect delays in that area.
8:34am Thurs Nov 15 -Traffic Alert – “the Big Light”/intersections of 421/105/105 ext in Boone is out. Police on the scene.
7:25am Thurs Nov 15 -Traffic Alert – Tree down on New Market Boulevard in Boone blocking the road.
7:09amThurs Nov 15 – Tree is cleared on 194 at Tom Shook Road, another tree down on 194 near Hade Smith Drive.
6:58amThurs Nov 15 – Traffic Alert – Tree down on 194 near Tom Shook Road in Valle Crucis. Fire dept on scene
6:32am Thurs Nov 15 -Tractor Trailer vs Car 421s both north bound lanes are presently blocked coming into Boone near Rocky Knob Park
Wed Nov 14 3:50pm – Tractor trailer stuck in the 4500 block of Georges Gap Road, use Bob Campbell Road as detour.
8:20 am Wed Nov 14 – Traffic Alert – Roll over wreck at intersection of George Hays Road and Bamboo Road. Expect delays in that area.
Traffic Alert – Wreck in the curve near App Heights on Poplar Grove Road. Expect delays in the area.
Major Damage To Meat Camp Home Fire – Sunday Nov 11, 2018
BRIDGE IS OPEN -The Baird's Creek Road bridge is back open per incoming social media reports.
3:33pm – 421near Watauga/Wilkes line is back open per scanner dispatches.
Update to previous alert – 421 near Watauga/Wilkes line is CLOSED due to accident. Traffic is being detoured onto 221.
Traffic Alert 10:11am – Expect delays on 421 at the bottom of the mountain at Watauga/Wilkes line due to an accident.
TRAFFIC ALERT – Wreck – 194 North between the two entrances to Clint Norris Road. Expect delays in that area.