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Saturday January 23, 2016 Winter Storm Weather & Travel Updates

Last Updated on January 23, 2016 6:42 am

Below are updates regarding the winter storm impacts to Watauga County. The page will continuously be updated. 

Falling and blowing snow are impacting visiblity on Saturday morning. Roads remain snow covered, as they were all of Friday, and travel is not advised.

Downtown Boone and highway 105 at 10am

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Snow fall totals as reported to the National Weather Service through Saturday morning.
BLOWING ROCK – 12.0 as of 822 AM
2 E VALLE CRUCIS – 10.0 as of 940 AM
TODD – 7.3 as of 732 AM
BOONE – 8.3 1056 PM Friday night

Since midnight to 9:30am North Carolina Highway Patrol has responded statewide to 406 collisions; 659 calls for service.

Governor Pat McCrory Press Conference

Blowing snow causing visibility issues across the area. Downtown ‪#‎BooneNC‬ at 12:07pm with wind gust over 40 mph.
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Snowing blowing in Boone NC on January 23, 2016 at 12:46pm with wind gust over 40 mph. Video courtesy of

Corner of Grand and Queen – downtown Boone

Posted by Nick Haskins on Saturday, January 23, 2016


During the 1pm hour. Photos: Michelle Clemens. In order: hospital parking lot, Blowing Rock Road, Wendy's intersection, 105 Ext, Bamboo intersection, Old 421/421

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The bulk of the storm has finished hitting Watauga County. We would like everyone to still practice caution today as…

Posted by Watauga County Emergency Management on Saturday, January 23, 2016

It's a little bit windy! (Road off of 105 between Boone and Seven Devils)

Posted by Mari Shigeno Gregory on Saturday, January 23, 2016


4pm – White out conditions will continue to be possible tonight and through the overnight. Motorist are advised to avoid travel if possible. A majority of the roads across the county remain snow covered and are expected to remain that way until the snow finally stops on Sunday.



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