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Traffic Alert Thursday December 24 12:18pm – Tree down at Clark’s Creek Road/194 intersection in Valle Crucis.

UPDATE – 7:55am – Foscoe Fire has cleared the scene of the tractor-trailer wreck on 105 hill at Smoketree. Continue to use caution in that area. Traffic Alert Friday December 18 7:19am – Tractor-trailer wreck in front of Smoketree Lodge on 105 in Foscoe is leading to long delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday December 4 1:43pm – Delivery truck stuck on Broadstone Road just near Valle Crucis School. One lane blocked per incoming report.

Traffic Alert Friday December 4 12:53pm – Wreck – area of Boone Mountain/421 in Vilas near Dollar General. Expect possible delays in that area.

Tues Dec 1 5pm – Getting report of very slick conditions on 321 from Blowing Rock down the mtn. Multiple accidents reported.

Traffic Alert Thursday December 24 12:18pm – Tree down at Clark’s Creek Road/194 intersection in Valle Crucis.

UPDATE – 7:55am – Foscoe Fire has cleared the scene of the tractor-trailer wreck on 105 hill at Smoketree. Continue to use caution in that area. Traffic Alert Friday December 18 7:19am – Tractor-trailer wreck in front of Smoketree Lodge on 105 in Foscoe is leading to long delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday December 4 1:43pm – Delivery truck stuck on Broadstone Road just near Valle Crucis School. One lane blocked per incoming report.

Traffic Alert Friday December 4 12:53pm – Wreck – area of Boone Mountain/421 in Vilas near Dollar General. Expect possible delays in that area.

Tues Dec 1 5pm – Getting report of very slick conditions on 321 from Blowing Rock down the mtn. Multiple accidents reported.

Traffic Alert Tuesday Nov 24 4:15pm – From Boone Police – Poplar Grove Rd will be shut down in front of River Walk Apartments until further notice. *UPDATE – Poplar Grove Rd is back open – 4:51pm*

Traffic Alert Friday Nov 13 2:26pm – Wreck – area of 421 in Zionville near the dumpster site. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Friday Oct 30 1:28 pm – Multi-car wreck on 105 near Troy's. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday Oct 29 9:51 am – high water near the Moose Lodge causing travel issues. Avoid that area if possible.

Traffic Alert Wednesday Oct 28 12:21 pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Enterprise Rental Car. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Saturday Oct 17 5:42am – Wilson’s Ridge Road is currently blocked by a tractor trailer stuck in the curve near Ravens Ridge Circle. Avoid the area this morning and use an alternate route.

Traffic Alert October 14, 2020 6:44am- Rollover Wreck – area of 194 at Meat Camp dumpster site. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert October 2, 2020 5pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Water Wheel – Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert October 2, 2020 5pm – Wreck – area of 321 at Cove Creek Store – Expect delays in that area.

Thursday Sept 17 5:07pm Vehicle accident 105 outbound in vicinity of Jeep dealership. Two lanes blocked. Huge delays outbound from Boone. Traffic backed up to big light.

Traffic Alert Thursday September 17 9:58am – avoid Wilson’s Ridge, tractor-trailer, possibly two, stuck.

Traffic Alert Tuesday September 15- Allow extra travel time on 105 coming into Boone. Continued sidewalk construction causing backups.

‪‪Traffic Alert Wednesday September 9 12:39pm – Allow extra travel time on 105 in Boone. Continued sidewalk construction causing backups.

Traffic Alert Wednesday September 2 10:41am – Wreck – area of 105 at Foscoe Fire Dept. Expect delays.

Update 5:44pm – 105 at Calloway Road is back open. Traffic Alert Tuesday September 1 5:09pm – Wreck – area of 105 and Calloway Road in Foscoe. Expect major delays as the road will be shut down.

Traffic Alert Thursday Aug 27 4:18pm – Wreck – 105 in the area of Oil Exchange. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wed Aug 26 1:20pm – Allow extra travel time on 105 inbound to Boone. Sidewalk construction near the old WHS entrance has one lane closed off.

Traffic Alert Friday Aug 14 2:14pm -Wreck – area of 105 bypass and 421. Expect delays in that area.

‪Traffic Alert Friday Aug 14 2:00pm – CLOSED southbound lanes of 421 near Watauga/Wilkes line due to dump truck rollover. 2:11pm UPDATE – Officials on scene are working route traffic on Highway 421 around the accident scene. 3:14pm UPDATE – southbound traffic is still being merged into one lane. Officials say it will be a couple of hours before both lanes are fully open. 8pm – 421 at Watauga/Wilkes line is back open. ‬

Traffic Alert Friday Aug 7 3:42pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Maymead Plant – car over the bank with pin-in. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Tuesday Aug 4 4:03pm – Wreck – highway 321 in the area of Hubert Thomas Road & Rush Branch Road – head on collusion – Expect major delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday Aug 3 2:29pm – Tree down across one lane of 105 heading towards Foscoe area, just past the Broadstone bridge. Expect delays in that area. Photo: Navin Johnson

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Traffic Alert Saturday Aug 1 2:14pm-Motor Vehicle Accident Highway 421 South near the Wilkes County line.

Traffic Alert Saturday Aug 1 2:10pm- Incoming report of tractor trailer breakdown on Rock Crusher just past Vulcan. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Saturday Aug 1 2:08pm – Incoming report of vehicle fire at one of the entrances to Shulls Mill off 105. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday July 31 6:55am – Wreck- area of 421 in Deep Gap near Laurel Springs Church heading toward Boone. Expect possible delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday July 30 10:23am – Wreck on 105 at Clark's Creek intersection. Dump truck/trash truck vs car. Expect extended delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday July 24 3pm – Wreck on hwy 105 near water wheel. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Wed July 22 5:23pm – Medical situation involving a motorist on 421 near Landfill Road. Expect delays in that area.

Bridge Maintenance on State Farm Road, Closures to occur. Learn more here.

Traffic Alert Monday July 13 3:44pm – Wreck – 421 at 194 intersection in Vilas, car vs motorcycle. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Monday June 29 6:08pm – Wreck – 421 in the area of the red light near Bamboo Road near the Landfill Road. One lane southbound. Expect delays.


NOTE for the time period late March to early to mid June – due to COVID-19 restrictions, both county wide and state wide, motorists traffic has decreased largely. Traffic Alerts are still being posted when necessary.


UPDATE – ‪From Boone Police – US Hwy 421 S will be closed between Industial Park Dr and Yosef Dr for an accident. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.‬ Traffic Alert Monday June 15 5:19 pm – Multi-vehicle wreck – 421 in the area of Modern Toyota. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday June 10 7:11am – rollover accident on Hwy 194 near the Blue Ridge Energy substation this morning. Avoid the area if possible.


Traffic Alert Wednesday May 27 1:15pm – From Boone Police – The lights at 194 & 421 are currently malfunctioning. Straight through and right turns only. Please seek alternative routes.

Traffic Alert Thursday May 21 11:34 am – possible traffic delays in the area of 421 at the NC/TN stateline due to a wreck on the TN side.

Traffic Alert Tuesday May 12 3:35pm – multi-vehicle wreck – 105 bypass. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday April 17 8:41am – Wreck – area of 421/Boone Mountain in the area of Quality Plus. Expect some delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday April 15 3:34pm – Rollover single vehicle accident – area of Grandfather Road and 105 in Foscoe. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday March 25 3:51pm – Propane truck on fire in the area of Skateworld in Vilas. Expect major delays in that area as the road is expected to be closed.

Traffic Alert UPDATE Thursday March 12 1:12pm – Highway 321 at Kellersville Road is shut down due to a structure fire in the area.

Traffic Alert Thursday March 12th 1pm – Structure fire in the area of Kellersville Road and 321 North. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday March 11 5:41pm – Wreck – intersection of Old Shull's Mill Road and 105 south on the Clark Circle side. Rollover wreck – expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wed March 4 12:20pm – stuck bus trying to enter Staples parking lot along 321. Expect some delays in that area. Photo submitted.

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Traffic Alert Wednesday March 4 9:11am – Wreck – area of highway 105 near the 105 bypass. Expect some slow down delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Tuesday March 3 10:14am – Rollover wreck – area of 321 and McGuire Road in Sugar Grove. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Tuesday March 3 – 9:32am – Wreck – 421 – Reported wreck in the area of the bridge on 421 near the intersection with Bamboo Road. Expect possible delays.

Traffic Alert Monday March 2 4:00pm – Wreck – Jeep over the embankment – Boone Mountain/421 near Quality Plus in Vilas. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday March 2 9:48am – Wreck – area of Boone Heights Drive and 321/Blowing Rock Road – Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday Feb 28 6:25pm – multi-vehicle wreck – East King Street in the area of New Market Center. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday Feb 28 11:13am – Wreck – in front of Watauga Medical Center on Deerfield Road. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday Feb 26 5:24pm – 421 south traffic delays near Industrial Dr due to transfer truck losing part of load in road. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday Feb 26 8:25am – Wreck – 105 bypass in the area of Freedom Farm thrift shop. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday Feb 24 5:53pm – Head on collision in left left-turn lane at Highway 421 and 105 extension. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday Feb 20 1:32pm – Multiple wrecks on 421 in Deep Gap. One at Monarch Lane and 421, another at Pine Run Road and 421.

Traffic Alert Thursday Feb 20 1:18pm – From Beech Mountain Police – The Beech Mountain Parkway is currently shut down to traffic due to an accident blocking the roadway. Emergency Services are responding at this time. We do not have an estimated time that the roadway will be reopened. Updates be posted as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. Please use caution this snow event.

Traffic Alert Wed Feb 19 4:46pm – Wreck involving a pedestrian – in the area of Center Street & Rivers Street on ASU campus. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wed Feb 19 4:10pm – Wreck – area of 321 south near the Boone town limits. Fire and Police on scene directing traffic as some lanes are closed. Use caution in the area.

Update Monday Feb 17 11:50am – According to scanner dispatch there was/is a transformer on fire on #AppState campus that has lead to power outages. Not totally sure which areas are impacted currently. Use caution when approaching traffic lights if they are out.

Traffic Alert – Monday Feb 17 11:45am – Some traffic lights in the area of New Market Center and 105 Ext are out, possibly other areas too. Use caution.

Traffic Alert Fri Feb 14 7:31am – Wreck – 1200 block of highway 421 North in Zionville. Scanner dispatch says there is ice in that area. Use caution and expect delays.


Traffic Alert 6:11 am Friday Feb 7 Wreck – 105 near Foscoe Fire Department. Expect possible delays in that area.


Update 2:37 pm The tree has been removed and traffic should be flowing again per scanner- Traffic Alert Sunday Feb 2 2:23 pm – Traffic stopped on 421 near the Watauga/Wilkes line due to reported tree down on power lines. Photo submitted.

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Traffic Alert Saturday February 1, 2020 9:47am – Wreck – rollover wreck 421 in the area of intersection of old 421/Blue Ridge Energy office. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday Jan 31, 2020 8:20am – Tractor-trailer stuck on Bamboo /Wilson's Ridge Road. Incoming reports says it’s jackknifed and lost half of the load in the highway. Expect possible road closure in that area. Photos submitted.

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Traffic Alert Thursday Jan 30 12:20pm – Wreck – In the area of the Convocation Center on ASU campus – Expect delays in the area.

Traffic Alert Thursday Jan 30 11:50am – Wreck – 105 & Broadstone Road – Expect delays in the area.

Traffic Alert Jan 21 4:53pm – Wreck – 105 near the entrance to Shull's Mill. Not totally clear on which entrance. Expect delays in the area.

UPDATE 9:17am – 105 in Foscoe is back open. Continue to use caution in the area.

UPDATE 9:03am. – 105 in Foscoe is still closed to traffic heading toward Avery due to multiple wrecks due to slick conditions.

Traffic Alert Jan 20 7:59am – Wreck – 105 in the area of the Water Wheel. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Jan 20 7:58am – Wreck – 105 Ext at the big light in Boone near BB&T. Expect delays in the area.

Traffic Alert Jan 20 6:32am. – Tractor trailer blocking 105 between Foscoe and Tynecastle

Traffic Alert 7:25am Jan 16, 2020 – Incoming report of 2 black cows wandering beside Parkway near the Aho exit. Use caution if you travel that route this morning.

Traffic Alert 6:05pm Tues Jan 14 – Wreck – 421 in area of intersection with 421 and old 421 near Blue Ridge Electric/Blue Ridge Energy. Expect delays in the area.


6:17am Wednesday January 8, 2020 – Wreck – 6700 block of Meat Camp Road – Expect delays in that area.

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