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Special Weather Statement for Watauga County, NC, Ashe County, NC, Wilkes County, NC at 5:10AM EDT Aug 18th 2022

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Last Updated on August 18, 2022 5:41 am

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Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Dobson, Boone,
Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, Tazewell, Marion, Bland, Pearisburg,
Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop,
Troutdale, Volney, Galax, Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge,
Covington, Hot Springs, Stuart, Bluefield, Flat Top, Hinton, Hix,
Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Alderson, Quinwood, Duo,
and Rainelle
510 AM EDT Thu Aug 18 2022

…Patchy Dense Fog Will Hamper Morning Commute In Some Areas…

Moist ground and a moist lower atmosphere combined with mostly
calm winds across the region this morning has resulted in patchy
dense fog, most notable along river valleys, rural areas, and also
across the higher elevations of the Blue Ridge in southwest
Virginia and northwest North Carolina.

Visibility will vary highly from one location to another. If you
will be driving across southeast West Virginia, southwest
Virginia, or northwest North Carolina through around 9 AM this
morning, be prepared for rapid changes in visibility from one
location to another. The visibility may be as low as zero miles in
some spots.

Some major roads and highways impacted include Interstate 77
through Yadkin and Surry Counties in North Carolina northward
through southwest Virginia to the West Virginia border, Interstate
81 between Marion and Christiansburg, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and
other roads and highways in the advisory area, such as US Highway
58, US Highway 460, and Virginia Highway 100.

Reduce speed, use low beam headlights, leave extra distance
between you and the vehicle in front of you, and allow extra time
to reach your destination.

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