Tuesday Oct 30 Storm Reports from facebook, twitter, email & text
3:36pm – Videos by Jessica Vandett
3pm – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 20, Watauga – 17, Wilkes – 5,, Caldwell – 2, Alleghany – 5
1:27pm – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 41, Watauga 11
11:47am audio update
11:16am – All high wind warnings for the High Country have been cancelled as of 11am
11am Oct 30 from NC/TN state line. Photos by Tammy Presnell
10:54am – via Brad Panovich -Highest wind gusts out of Watauga & Ashe counties. Boone 60mph & Jefferson 70mph
9:57am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 154, Wilkes – 5,, Caldwell – 2, Alleghany – 1
9:56am – High Wind Warning til midnight – GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH, Winter Storm Warning until 8am Wed. Several more inches of snow possible. We’re not done yet!
9:32am – 105 below Seven Devils mostly blocked because of tractor trailer
0922 From Watauga County Communications Facebook page Have report of 105 S being blocked by stuck 18 wheeler at Grandview Rest. (int 105 S and Seven Devils Rd.)
Via text message – 8:56am Tractor Trailer has been moved from Deerfield – Wilson Ridge. Traffic is now moving.
9:05am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 13, Watauga 42, Wilkes – 5, Alleghany – 1
via facebook 9:04am – Aho and Sampson terrible. 321 better but still dicey. Better conditions in Boone
8:58am – Oct 30 -Back Side of Rich Mountain, off of Junaluska. Photo from Gillian Baker
8:42am – From Watauga County Communications Facebook page: 0830: Several cars stuck on the Blue Ridge Parkway at or near mile marker 284.5. Please do not take 2 wheel drive cars on the back roads unless you have snow tires and or chains.
8:35am per NCDOT twitter feed – #WNC: Ashe County crews report about 2″ of snow overnight but 1ft in the Pond Mt area. Snow drifts, downed trees b/c of winds #sandy #ncwx
8:34am audio update
8am – from facebook post – “Just came from Crossnore to Boone. 221 snow covered. 105 snow covered to Foscoe where the roads are wet with slush in the middle. Covered again from there. Town of Boone roads slush covered. Be careful out there!! Windy and white out conditions–If you don’t have to get out– DON’T!!!”
7:58am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 51, Watauga 52
From Watauga County Communications -0742: report of a dually pickup blocking one lane at Bamboo Rd and Brook Hollow Rd.
7:39am – tractor trailer is still stuck in a ditch at Wilson’s Ridge/Deerfield, first reported at 6:15am
7:36am – Watauga County offices are opening at 10am
7:34am – from a post to the facebook page “421 in Vilas is very slick. 15 minute commute took almost an hour.”
7:22am – conditions are still brutal out there. High winds, falling snow, blowing snow, wind chills forecast to be in single digits, slick roads, whiteout conditions at times. Best advice stay safe and enjoy a snow day if you can.
7:16am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 45, Watauga 551, Wilkes 38
UPDATE 6:58am – ALL classes at ASU are now cancelled
6:55am Photos via facebook from highway 105 and Studio West by Babyj Barker
6:38am Update from Watauga County Communications Facebook page:
Schools closed. Main roads have been scraped but still are snow covered. Secondary roads have not been scraped for the most part. They are slick and we recommend that you not travel unless you must be out. Please only travel in a properly outfitted vehicle.
6:38am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 44, Watauga 547, Wilkes 38
6:22am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 44, Watauga 545, Wilkes 38
6:15am – Scanner report of tractor trailer slid off into a ditch at Wilson’s Ridge/Deerfield, use caution in that area
6:09am audio update
5:53am – getting one twitter report of whiteout in spots this morning
5:43am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 43, Watauga 51, Wilkes 38, Caldwell – 1
5:42am Caldwell Community College – Watauga Campus day classes cancelled
5:08am – Current Blue Ridge Electric power outages – Ashe 49, Watauga 78, Wilkes 38, Alleghany 0
5:33am UPDATED – According to Avery County 911 highway 194 is NOT CLOSED 4:56am – highway 194 near Elk Park is SHUT DOWN due to snow according to WSOC TV
4:50am – Peak Wind Gust overnight: 58mph at Watauga Medical Center at 8:35pm , 70mph Ashe County Airport at 2:15am.
4:46am – Wind chill values in single digits per NWS, wind gust up to 60mph, and more snow all on tap today.
4:37pm – Current power outages – Ashe 49, Watauga 73, Wilkes 38, Alleghany 0
4:30am – plain and simple it’s BRUTAL out there