Jan 7-12 Conditions

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Monday Jan 7
8:30am – Wreck on Boone Mountain involving 5 vehicles near Brushy Fork Church. Traffic being re-routed in that area.

10:10am – All Cove Creek Fire EMS have cleared the wreck scene on Boone Mountain/421. Continue to expect some delays with heavy congestion in the area.

Possible lane closures on 321 at Cliff Dwellers Inn, U.S. 321 Bus in Blowing Rock today. Slow down, stay alert. Call (828) 964-3260

Careful box of busted glass in road “at the big light” in Boone – 12:43pm

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Sunny and 42 degrees in Boone at 1pm

Tuesday Jan 8

Per DOT – 321 southbound lane closure at Elk Ridge Drive south of Rocky Knob Road in Blowing Rock today for construction project.

4pm – possible delays on 105 bypass at Greer Lane due to wreck.

4pm – also getting report of accident on 421 near the NC/TN state-line causing long delays.

Wednesday Jan 9

Received a twitter picture of freezing fog/frost http://ow.ly/1QXDs3

Still some slick spots as temps are in the 20s at 8am. Freezing fog and frost across the county.

Via twitter at 8am – The top of Fairway Dr. in Boone is very slick this am @WataugaRoads

Lane closure on 321 at Elk Ridge Lane south of Rocky Knob Road in Blowing Rock today.

Per DOT- No road closure scheduled on #US321 in Blowing Rock on Thursday. Expect lane closures in some areas. Call (828) 964-3260 for updates, info.

4:22pm – wreck in the area of 421 and 105 bypass, possible delays

5:47pm – report of a wreck on 221 near the Watauga/Ashe line, traffic at a standstill.

6:30pm – getting a report that traffic is moving a little bit on 221 near Watauga/Ashe line due to wreck.

6:56pm – getting report that one lane is open on 221 at Watauga/Ashe line

Thursday Jan 10

Thick fog and low visibility reported around Boone this morning.

8:22am – wreck in front of Taco Bell, use caution in that area

9:05am – fog has lifted over much if not all of the county. Roads are still wet. Highs today in 50s

9:15am – from @WataugaCommCent, via twitter- Wreck near Linville Creek RD / Brooks plumbing on US Hwy 421 N.

Friday Jan 11

Per DOT – No ops or lane closures along #US321 in Blowing Rock today due to poor weather. Call project hotline for info (828) 964-3260.

In Valle Crucis late Friday afternoon. Photo by Anita Presnell

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