Facebook reports of snow on Beech and wet flakes in Banner Elk- 3:41pm
Facebook report of “ice balls as big as peas” in Mountain City, TN – 3:55pm
Few flakes reported on Aho Road – 4:10pm
Several facebook reports of sleet on highway 321 Laurel Creek, Bethel, Howard's Creek sections of the county – 4:40pm
Snow reports from Bethel, Meat Camp, Forge Creek in TN, on our Facebook page – 5pm
More reports of snow in western Watauga – 5:10pm
First reports of snow in Boone – 5:23pm
Near white out conditions at times tonight in the High Country. Heavy wind along with heavy snow is making driving slow going at best – 6:24pm.
Report of tree down on Dutch Creek Road in Valle Crucis, traffic is blocked in both directions – 6:24pm
Roads on Meat Camp over into Ashe County ARE VERY SLICK – 6:25pm
[lg_image folder=”December 2011/” image=”12072011_1.jpg” target=”_blank” width=”520″ height=”400″ caption=”Taken at 5:26pm at state line where Bulldog turns into Beaverdam road. Currently road is fully covered and its blowing snow like crazy. Photo by Sherill Fox” align=”left” display=”image”]
via twitter “roads are partially snowcovered on 421 near the hilltop restaurant” 6:19pm
Beech Mtn Parkway late Wednesday afternoon Dec 7, 2011. Photo via Beech Mountain Resort facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/Beech.Mountain.Resort
[lg_image folder=”December 2011/” image=”Beech Mtn Parkway.jpg” caption=”Beech Mtn Parkway late Wednesday afternoon Dec 7, 2011. Photo via Beech Mountain Resort facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/Beech.Mountain.Resort ” align=”left” display=”thumb”]
Getting twitter reports of power flickering off and on just a bit at Studio West Apartments, and Highland Apartments on highway 105 – 7pm
Tree down with powerlines out 221 in Blowing Rock. Road is closed for the time being – 7:18pm. The map below is showing the general area where the tree is located and not the exact location. *Updated 7:30pm* – The tree has live power lines in it and is near Holloway Mountain Road. *UPDATED 7:58 – Storm report map shows exact location of down tree. Click this link.
Ashe County getting at least one report of black ice – 7:37pm
Several power outages in the county already – at 7:41pm BREMCO's online reporting service is reporting 158 customers in Watauga, 59 in Ashe, 59 in Wilkes.
Tree reported down near the Parkway Elementary School area on old highway 421 – per police scanner traffic 8:02pm
Getting several reports of decks/porches/driveways are sheets of ice – 8:49pm
More power outages – at 8:49pm BREMCO's online reporting service is reporting 330 – Caldwell, 28 customers in Watauga, 59 in Ashe, 62 in Wilkes.