*Check back as this page will be continuously updated through out the day*
ASU will close at noon, Watauga and Avery schools closed early this morning – http://wataugaroads.com/closingscancellations/
7:25am from Brad Panovich - NBC Charlotte. Brad adds that snow starts in the next 2 hours, gets bad by 11am.
Construction operations on 321 in Blowing Rock suspended today due to weather. Call 828-964-3260 for project information.
NWS Update at 9am
10am update from Brad Panovich
The first little wave of the storm at 11am
12:11pm – starting to see snow flurries at a more constant rate across much of Watauga.
12:19pm – Road and traffic updates will be posted as soon conditions start to have an impact. As of this posting the snow has just started at a more steady pace across most of the county.
12:31pm – getting social media reports of parking lots and sidewalks in Boone and Blowing Rock becoming covered quickly.
12:45pm – road conditions and travel will start to go downhill fast. Already sticking to untreated surfaces.
1:27pm – getting reports of snow sticking to a few secondary roads in Watauga, gravel roads are snow covered already. No reported travel issues across the scanner feeds at this time. Main roads are either wet or partially snow covered in the non travel lanes per the live camera feeds and reports via social media.
1:27 pm from National Weather Service – Boone [Watauga Co, NC] TRAINED SPOTTER reports SNOW of 2.00 INCH #RNK http://t.co/adgLqXzr2R
2pm – we’re getting a little break from the snow currently. National Weather Service still forecasting 2-4 inches today and another 4-8 tonight.
5pm – no reported travel issues. Snow has started falling again for those that had an afternoon lull. Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate tonight and overnight.
Brad Panovich 5pm update
5:32pm – heavier snow has moved back in for most of the county again and more roads are starting to get snow covered quickly. If you are traveling allow extra time.
Near white out in Boone at 5:37pm
6pm – heavy onset of snow in the last 30 minutes have made roads in the area snow covered and slick.
421 in Boone at 6:15pm. Photo: Stephen Taylor
7pm – Roads are not projected to get any better tonight and overnight due to the amount of snow forecast to fall. Travel is not advised, but if you must allow plenty of travel time and have a properly outfitted vehicle.