Friday Travel Impacted By Snow Showers & Below Freezing Temperatures


High winds, blowing snow and temperatures in the 20s continue to cause travel problems both in and out of Watauga County. The most notable delay just before 7pm continues to be accidents on 321 near Blowing Rock, one of which involves a tractor and trailer that was blocking both lanes. Below are accounts of conditions as they came in and continue to come in.

4:37pm – Watauga Communications dispatch office is advising that “From Smoketree Lodge on NC Hwy 105 S to Seven Devils Rd is described as a sheet of ice. We are contacting DOT.”

Be careful coming up and down the mountain

Posted by Michael Jason Houck on Friday, December 18, 2015

105 between Foscoe and Tynecastle is very slick, Beech Mtn roads are snow and ice covered.

Posted by Luis Sanchez on Friday, December 18, 2015

8:52pm – US Hwy 321 S just got approval from troopers on scene to open up both lanes of traffic according to Watauga County Communications