January 19-23, 2015 Traffic Conditions/Reports

Last Updated on January 19, 2015 2:36 pm

Monday January 19

2:35pm – Expect delays on 194 in the S curve between Valle Crucis & Matney due to tractor/trailer stuck in curve.

4:26pm – Fire department has cleared the scene at the S curve on 194. Traffic flow should be back to normal.

7:12pm – Boone Fire Dept is doing a training exercise this evening which is likely to continue for the next few hours. They are doing a controlled burn of a structure on Sunset Drive in Boone. Sunset Drive is located off the 105 extension behind Appalachian Exxon.

Tuesday January 20

Road closure on 321 Bus in Blowing Rock today, possible flagging ops/lane closures on 321 Bus near Sunset Dr. Call 828-964-3260.

Wednesday January 21

Traffic impacts on #US321 in Blowing Rock today near Tanger Outlets to complete traffic shift onto new US 321 Bus. Call 828-964-3260.

New alignment of US 321 Business at 321 near Chetola in Blowing Rock now open to traffic as of Wednesday mid morning.

Thursday January 22

No traffic impacts, other construction ops continue on 321 in Blowing Rock today. Call 828-964-3260 for project information.

7:51pm – wreck on 105 in Boone, expect major delays per incoming report. *UPDATE 9:00pm * – The collision involved 3 vehicles and one person pinned in according to reports.

Friday January 23

No traffic impacts, limited construction ops on 321 in Blowing Rock today due to weather. Call 828-964-3260 for project information.

7:15am – getting reports of sleet and snow falling across sections of the county. No reported travel issues yet.

7:57am – sleet continues to fall across much of the county. Be mindful of slick porches, walkways, steps etc. Already received a few reports of folks falling this morning due to sleet on surfaces.

9:15am – Many roads in Boone city limits are either now slick or becoming that way per scanner.

10:15am – At this time there are no reports of major problem areas in the county via scanner, or incoming reports into the social media outlets. However continued caution is advised as temperatures are at or below the freezing mark in most locations.

11:20pm – Getting reports of several wrecks in Avery County currently. Not hearing of any major problem spots in Watauga at this time. Temps are at, or just below, the freezing mark still so caution is advised for possible icing, especially on untreated roads/surfaces.

4:28pm – There have been no reported travel issues via scanner or into the outlets this afternoon. With temperatures still at the freezing mark, and forecast to drop tonight, be advised of possible slick spots occurring tonight and overnight.

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