Tuesday February 24, 2015 Conditions/Reports

5:45am – Roads across the county are snow covered and slick per incoming reports. Many areas reporting snowfall between two and half to three inches.

6:24am – getting multiple reports of cars stuck on Rock Crusher Hill on 105.

Downtown Boone at 6:30am

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Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 4:00pm for Watauga County, Ashe County.

221 in Ashe County continues to be at a standstill due to multiple wrecks – 7:48am.

421 at New Market at 7:50am. Photo: Maggie Tilley

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221 in Ashe is moving again – 9:05am

Downtown Boone at 9:13am

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Due to a water main break near the Convocation Center there will be no water in the area of Hill/Hayes/Whitener for most of the day per Boone PD.

NWS snowfall observations from 2am-8am

ALLEGHANY COUNTY:
ENNICE – 0.5

ASHE COUNTY:
YATES – 3.0
TRANSOU – 2.6
WEST JEFFERSON – 2.5
JEFFERSON – 2.0

WATAUGA COUNTY:
VALLE CRUCIS – 3.0
BOONE – 3.0
1 SE BEECH MOUNTAIN – 2.8

Feb 24

11:15am – Main roads have improved per incoming social media reports. Secondary roads and gravel roads remain snow snow covered.

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Feb 24 NWS

1:47pm – Secondary roads continue to be at least partially snow covered, with many still fully snow covered per incoming reports. Main roads have improved greatly since this morning. Gravel roads still fully covered.

National Weather Service snowfall observations from 2pm Monday-2pm Tuesday

…ALLEGHANY COUNTY…
SPARTA 2.0
ENNICE 0.5

…ASHE COUNTY…
BALDWIN 4.0
WEST JEFFERSON 3.0
YATES 3.0
TRANSOU 2.6
JEFFERSON 2.0

…WATAUGA COUNTY…
DEEP GAP 4.0
TODD 4.0
VALLE CRUCIS 3.0
BOONE 3.0
1 SE BEECH MOUNTAIN 2.8
4 W BLOWING ROCK 2.0

…WILKES COUNTY…
PURLEAR 3.0
HAYS 2.5
MILLERS CREEK 2.0
3 S BUCK 1.5

New event. Winter Storm Watch from 2/25/2015 7:00 PM to 2/26/2015 1:00 PM EST for Watauga County, Ashe County, Wilkes County. http://1.usa.gov/1LDcq7Z

SPSRNK from 2/24/2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST for Watauga County, Ashe County: PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE TO CAUSE SLICK SPOTS THROUGH … http://1.usa.gov/1wlL3Md

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