Snow/Road Reports Saturday Feb 11

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As of 4:30am there were just some minor flurries in the county, between then and 7:30am the snowfall rate had picked up noticeably. Most reports coming in around 7:30am just had a light dusting with the grass still visible.

7:48am – High Wind Warning from 1pm today to 4am Sunday, Winter Weather Advisory for Watauga & Ashe until 6am Sunday. Winter Storm Warning for Avery until 6am, Wind Chill Advisory for Avery from 7pm tonight to 10am Sunday.

7:50am – report coming in that at least part of Mountain Dale Road in the Beaver Dam/Bethel area is covered

8:30am – main roads are mainly just wet right now

8:57am – Dutch Creek Road in Valle Crucis is covered

9:15am – 321 from Boone to Blowing Rock reported wet and fine, very strong winds

Video Saturday morning from Ben Caldwell

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10:36am – Highway 221 in Fleetwood is covered

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10:52am – 421 is partially covered in spots near state line & in Trade. Bulldog & Beaver Dam roads fully covered

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12:20pm – Wreck on 321 in Blowing Rock in the turn before the Shoppes on the Parkway. Photos by Jennifer Spink


12:49pm Wreck at unidentified location
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12:55pm – *Payne Branch: snow covered with ice beneath at higher elevations, slick grades.
*Western Winklers Creek Road: snow covered
*Flannery Fork: Scraped but frozen mud makes slow progress for thoroughfare

1:23pm – heavy snow and high winds are causing whiteout conditions across the area

The high winds at Valle Crucis Elementary School around noon. Video by Kenneth Reece

The high winds in Valle Crucis around noon. Videos by Kenneth Reece

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2:28pm – Boone has had a peak wind gust of 48mph via Brad Panovich

3pm – highway 105 near Smoketree Lodge

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3:12pm – Great lakes connection will keep snow falling in the mountains through Sunday morning per Brad Panovich.

Snow projections from Brad Panovich

3:56pm – There are several power outages across the High Country in the BREMCO service area. The following is the list of BREMCO members without power
Ashe 446
Alleghany 437
Wilkes 247
Watauga 1

4:23pm – Ashe 2
Alleghany – 1

4:40pm – All power back on. Outages were due to trees blowing into the power lines per BREMCO.

5:05pm –
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6pm

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