Updated – Flood Warning Extended Until 7pm Today – Friday Dec 21, 2018

UPDATED 402 PM EST FRI DEC 21 2018

The National Weather Service in BLACKSBURG has issued a

* Flood Warning for…
Watauga County in northwestern North Carolina…
Western Ashe County in northwestern North Carolina…
Southwestern Grayson County in southwestern Virginia…

* Until 700 PM EST

* At 359 PM EST, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has ended,
reduced to light showers still passing across the advisory area.
Rain will also change over to light snow this evening. However,
runoff from rainfall earlier today will continue to collect in the
local rivers and streams, keeping several of them out of their
banks through the afternoon. Nearby roads, especially low water
crossings may remain flooded and impassible for the several hours
until water levels recede.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Jefferson…
Beech Mountain…
and Lansing.

This includes The following Location Appalachian State University.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of flooding,
including mudslides or flooded roads, to the National Weather Service
by calling toll free at 1…8 6 6…2 1 5…4 3 2 4. Reports and
pictures can also be shared on the National Weather Service
Blacksburg Facebook page and on Twitter.