Below are updates regarding the winter storm impacts to Watauga County. The page will continuously be updated.
Falling and blowing snow are impacting visiblity on Saturday morning. Roads remain snow covered, as they were all of Friday, and travel is not advised.
Downtown Boone and highway 105 at 10am
Snow fall totals as reported to the National Weather Service through Saturday morning.
BLOWING ROCK – 12.0 as of 822 AM
2 E VALLE CRUCIS – 10.0 as of 940 AM
TODD – 7.3 as of 732 AM
BOONE – 8.3 1056 PM Friday night
Since midnight to 9:30am North Carolina Highway Patrol has responded statewide to 406 collisions; 659 calls for service.
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Snowing blowing in Boone NC on January 23, 2016 at 12:46pm with wind gust over 40 mph. Video courtesy of ResortCams.com
During the 1pm hour. Photos: Michelle Clemens. In order: hospital parking lot, Blowing Rock Road, Wendy’s intersection, 105 Ext, Bamboo intersection, Old 421/421
4pm – White out conditions will continue to be possible tonight and through the overnight. Motorist are advised to avoid travel if possible. A majority of the roads across the county remain snow covered and are expected to remain that way until the snow finally stops on Sunday.
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