Saturday February 2 Conditions/Reports

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Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. He predicts an early spring.

7:35am – use CAUTION between Aho Road and Tweetsie on 321. Large area of run off water has turned to black ice

Winter Weather Advisory from 10am today – 7pm Sunday. 2-4 inches for most spots.

9:25am – Report that the incline in the area of Valley Blvd / Main St between Food Lion and Shoppes on Parkway slick.

DOT reporting they will be out in force starting at approx 10:00 am. per Watauga Communications

10:15am 6 car accident in stretch between Daniel Boone BP and Aho Rd area on US Hwy 321 S. Please use caution in that area

11:12am – possible delays on State Farm Road near the red light at 105 ext due to a wreck

12:40pm – starting to get some snow flurries in the area

2:10pm – snow picking up a little more now, from flurries to moderate

1pm view of part of Valle Crucis. Photo:Daniel Martin

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3:17pm – no weather related travel issues currently

6:15pm – getting a few reports of snow covered roads. Gravel roads are totally snow covered

6:50pm – reports coming into the social media outlets

“from Mabel, NC to Mountain City, TN and around Watauga Lake, the roads are really bad!!!!”

“194 N is covered in areas. Big Hill Road completely covered.”

“105 snow covered from rock crusher to Foscoe.”

7pm – if you are traveling tonight plan on your route being snow covered. Secondary roads are covered per reports coming in

7:30pm – “Hwy 105 from 321 towards 221 is covered”  and “421 from Ashe to boone is bad” per fb report

roads in Boone reported snow covered – 7:33pm

Silver Alert issued for woman possibly traveling to  Blowing Rock from Jacksonville NC http://ow.ly/hmK3n

Snow covered roads will continue to impact travel tonight and overnight. Plan accordingly

Almost 4 inches at this home in Valle Crucis at 9:15pm

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Slick conditions all across the area, travel not advised until tomorrow if possible

Sent in from the Bethel area with the quote "I see your orange ruler and raise you 1 paper towl ruler at a little over 4in" – 9:25pm

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Sent in from Boone – 10pm

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Zionville 5inches. Photo:Heather Bower

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Near Todd, NC. 3 inches. Photo:Catherine Altice

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10:30pm – roads continue to be snow covered and slick across the area. Use caution traveling if you have to be out. Ending real time reports for tonight.

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