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Hamby Alley, will be closed the majority of the day today (3/30) for Water and Sewer Maintenance beginning at 137 Hamby Alley and above. For additional information, please contact Boone Public Works office at (828) 268-6250

Traffic Alert Friday March 25 5:02pm – Wreck – area of 421 in front of Vilas Post Office. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday March 18 10:37am – Wreck – area of 421 & Linville Creek Road in Vilas. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Friday March 18 8:58am – Wreck – area of 421 at Bojangles – Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday March 8 8am – Wreck – head on collision – area of 421 near Dollar General in Deep Gap. Expect delays.

TRAFFIC ALERT IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO BANNER ELK – Saturday March 5, 2022, around noon. Expect traffic delays on 184/Tynecastle Highway in Banner Elk due to a structure fire at Puerto Nuevo. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Thursday March 3 2:28pm – Wreck – 321 in front of Boone Police Department. Expect delays in that area.


Tuesday Feb 22, 2022 – Very foggy this morning in Blowing Rock, App State campus and downtown Boone. Allow extra travel time.


Traffic Alert Monday February 21 1:52 PM – Wreck – area of 321/421 at Skateworld in Vilas. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday February 17 – Old 421 in Zionville between Odes Wilson Rd and Moretz Hollow Rd will be closed for a while this morning per Zionville Fire Dept.

Traffic Alert Tuesday February 8, 2022 8:26am – Wreck – area of 421/East King Street across from Lowes Food at New Market Center. Expect delays in that area.


UPDATE 10:24am February 7, 2022 – Per Watauga County Dispatch – 321 in Blowing Rock is back open. The Watauga side of 421 in Deep Gap is back open. Could still be issues on 421 in Wilkes County.

From Deep Gap Fire Department February 7, 2022 – As of 7:43am Feb. 7th Highway 421 South will be shut down on the mountain due to 20+ vehicle accident. All traffic will be diverted to Highway 221.

Traffic Alert Monday February 7, 2022 8:06am – Wreck – area of old livestock road and old 421. Whole road is ice per scanner reports. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday February 7, 2022 8:00am – icy conditions reported in Blowing Rock. 2 wrecks on 321 – one going up the mountain at Green Park and another at the foot of the mountain. Traffic is at a standstill.

Traffic Alert Monday February 7, 2022 7:58am – 421 on Wilkes Mountain is closed due to icy road conditions.


Work is set to take place at the 105 bridge on Monday (February 7, 2022) according to electronic signs recently placed in the area. Allow extra travel time. More information about the whole project at this link.

***Update 10:55 am – 194 at the top of Valle Mountain is back open per scanner dispatches.*** Traffic Alert 10:04am Saturday February 5 – highway 194 between Valle Crucis and Matney, for now, is shut down at the top due to slick travel and wrecks on that road.

Traffic Alert 11:11am Monday January 31, 2022 – Wreck – area of 105 near Twin Rivers in Foscoe. Expect delays.

TRAFFIC ALERT – work to start on 105 bridge. “In general, lane closures will be permitted on N.C. 105, Broadstone Road and Old Tweetsie Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday through Thursday. Only nightly lane closures will be allowed on weekends.” More information at this link.

Monday January 17, 2022 – Roads across the county are snow covered as precipitation continues to fall. Travel is not advised. For more updates regarding the storm visit this link.

Sunday January 16, 2022 – Roads across the county are snow covered as precipitation continues to fall. Travel is not advised. For more updates regarding the storm visit this link.

Traffic Alert Wednesday, January 12 – Due to water main break near EarthFare in Boone, traffic will be routed right onto College Street and then left onto East Howard Street. All west bound traffic will be routed right onto Councill Street then left onto Cherry Drive.

Update 6:08pm – road is back open. Traffic Alert Thursday January 6 5:27pm – Tractor-trailer stuck on George’s Gap, about the 4000 block, in between Blueberry Lane and just above Bob Campbell so there is no way around it, 321 is the only alternate route if you are traveling beyond that point of George’s Gap.

Traffic Alert Thursday January 6 8:36am – Wreck – area of 7881 highway 105 South in Foscoe (near Twin Rivers). Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday Jan 4 3:23pm – Wreck – multiple cars, 105 in Foscoe – don't have exact location.

Monday January 3, 2022 11:34am – Downed power line in the area of 105 & Twin Rivers in Foscoe. Expect traffic delays in that area.

Monday January 3, 2022 From Boone Police, “VERY slick and dangerous road conditions in the entire areas of Watauga, Avery and Ashe Counties. Please do not travel unless necessary. If you need to, please drive with extreme caution.Thank you and be safe.”

Traffic Alert Monday January 3, 2022 – Travel conditions have not improved county wide as of 8:25am. Many roads still closed due to high volume of wrecks. Travel is not advised.

Traffic Alert Monday January 3, 2022 7:37am – Travel conditions are bad countywide, numerous wrecks due to the snowstorm. Several of the main routes into Boone are closed. Travel is not advised at this time.

Traffic Alert Wednesday December 29 2:22 pm – Wreck – area of 105 & Clubhouse Drive in Foscoe. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday December 20 8:56am – Wreck – area of 105 & Clarks Creek Road in Foscoe. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Friday December 17 12:14pm – Wreck – area of 321/Blowing Rock Road at the Honda dealership. Delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday December 17 11:12am – Wreck – 105 in area of Flintlock Campground. Expect possible delays in that area.

REMINDER – Watauga County Schools early release on Friday (December 17, 2021) for the holiday break. 12noon for K-8, 1pm for WHS. Be mindful of buses on the roads and increased traffic in school zones.

Traffic Alert Thursday December 16 7:52am – Multiple wrecks on 421 in Vilas/Boone Mountain. Expect delays in that area.

Thursday December 16 – There are reported slick travel locations in Meat Camp, Blowing Rock and Deep Gap this morning with wrecks in those areas.

Traffic Alert Wednesday December 8 8:42am – Wreck – area of 421 & Bamboo Road. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday December 2 11:30 am – Wreck – area of 5100 block of old 421 near Blue Ridge Diner. Head on wreck. Expect major delays in that area.

FYI – If you see or smell thick smoke in Boone, Boone Fire will be doing a live burn training exercise over behind the hospital today.

Traffic Alert Friday Nov 19 4:10pm – Wreck – area of 421 south at East King Street. Multiple vehicles. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wed Nov 17 12:53 pm – Wreck – area of 105 at New River Building Supply. Expect delays in that area.

***Update 421 in Vilas is back open as of 10:48 am*** Traffic Alert Tuesday Nov 9 10:05am – Wreck – area of 421 in Vilas near Brown's Used Cars. Expect major delays in that area. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Monday November 8 11:41 am – Wreck – area of Appalachian Exxon on Blowing Rock Road. Expect delays in that area.

A portion of Highway 321 near the Watauga/Caldwell line will lane shift down to two lanes for the next several weeks. Click here for more information.

Traffic Alert Sunday Oct 31 – REMINDER the road in downtown Boone is closed from 3pm-6pm for Boone BOO!

Traffic Alert Saturday Oct 30 2:12pm – stuck tour bus in the S curve on 194 in Valle Crucis. NCSHP and fire dept on scene to direct traffic.

Traffic Alert Tuesday Oct 26 1:31pm – Wreck – area of Earth Fare on King Street in Boone – multi vehicles involved. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Reminder – early release for Watauga County Schools both today (Thursday) & Friday for parent/teacher conferences. Be aware of increased traffic in school zones and buses on the roads starting at noon.

Traffic Alert Wed Oct 20 12:34pm – Wreck – area of Brushy Fork Church on Boone Mountain/421 in Vilas. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Monday October 18 1:30pm – Wreck – area of Broadstone Road near the 105 intersection in Valle Crucis. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday October 15, 2021 2:32pm – Wreck – area of 105 & Shull's Mill Road – expect possible delays in that area.

UPDATE – 105 is back open but heavy congestion 1:37pm. Traffic Alert Friday October 15, 2021 12:50pm – Wreck – area of 105 & Broadstone Road. Expect delays in that area.

It's that time once again when the annual single busiest traffic weekend for the High Country is here. Click here for more information.


Traffic Alert Tuesday October 12 10:54am – Wreck – area of 421 and Slabtown Road in Zionville. Fire Dept on scene directing traffic.

Scheduled local projects to impact some travel routes this week – October 11-15, 2021. Click here for more information.

Traffic Alert Friday October 8 10:36am – Wreck – area of 321/Green Park Inn near the county line. Foggy in that area as well. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday October 7 4:52 pm – Wreck – area of 105 near the 105 bypass leaving Boone. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday October 7 7:04am – Power lines down on Friendship Church Rd near Heritage Drive. Both lanes blocked.

Traffic Alert Monday October 4, 3:53pm – Wreck – area of 421 and George Wilson Road. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday October 4, 2:12pm – Wreck – intersection of Brookshire Road and 421. Expect delays in the area.

Four local projects that will impact some travel routes are scheduled to occur this week. All projects are weather dependant. More information at this link.

Traffic Alert Saturday October 2 11:52am – Wreck – rollover wreck – area of 194 south near 421 in Vilas. Expect delays in that area of 194.

Traffic Alert Friday October 1 3:53pm – delays on 105 in Foscoe coming down the mountain from Avery due to road work, according to an incoming Twitter report. Expect backups and delays.

Traffic Alert Friday October 1 3:41pm – Wreck – southbound lane of 421 in Deep Gap – exact location not confirmed yet. Fire Dept on scene directing traffic.

Traffic Alert Friday October 1 8:47am – Wreck – area of 4965 highway 421 north in Vilas near Blossman Gas. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday September 30 5:32pm – Wreck – area of Boone Mountain/421 near Dollar General in Vilas. Expect delays in that area.

Road closure in Boone & lane closure on 321 next week. More information at this link.

Traffic Alert Tuesday September 28 10:38am – Wreck – 105 in Foscoe. Expect delays along that route.

N.C. Department of Transportation officials will install all-way stops at two locations in Watauga to improve vehicle and pedestrian safety. More information at this link.

Traffic Alert Monday September 27 3:56pm – Wreck on Mast Gap Road between Cove Creek & Valle Crucis. Expect delays.

Thursday September 23 REMINDER – Expect extra traffic in the area due to the home App State game tonight. Kickoff 7:30pm.

Traffic Alert Tuesday September 21 3:58pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Studiowest Apartments in Boone. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday September 20 6pm – Wreck – area of 105 near the 105 bypass, expect delays in the area.

Just an early reminder – Allow extra travel time in and around Boone and the App State campus on Thursday for the home night game against Marshall. Kickoff at 7:30pm.

Traffic Alert – According to NCDOT, 184/Tynecastle Hwy in Banner Elk is fully reopened after being closed since late August due to a washout.

Wednesday September 15 – Early release day for Watauga County Schools. Be mindful of buses on the roads and increased traffic in school zones starting at noon.

Update 12:55pm – 105 is reportedly back open. Traffic Alert Thursday September 9 11:30 am – Expect delays on 105 the closer you get to the Avery County line. A wreck in Linville has the road closed until further notice. Traffic backups are already being reported.

Traffic Alert Thursday September 9 9:32am – Structure fire at 8076 highway 105 south in Foscoe. Expect possible traffic delays in that area.

Closures to take place on North Depot Street & State Farm Road Bridge. Learn more here.

Traffic Alert Friday September 3, 2021 1:42pm – Wreck – area of 105 in front of Clubhouse Drive in Foscoe. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Wednesday September 1 5:36am – jack knifed tractor-trailer on 421 in Deep Gap blocking both southbound lanes in the area of Access Road, traffic is being detoured.

Traffic Alert Friday August 27 6:13pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Ingles, multiple cars involved. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday August 23 5:17pm – Wreck – area of Payne Branch Road and 321. Heavy traffic delays.

Traffic Alert Monday August 23 7:45am – Wreck – area of 194 south and intersection of 421 north in Vilas. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday August 20 4:19pm – Wreck – area of 105 & Clubhouse Drive in Foscoe. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday August 20 12:25pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Sagebrush. Heavy backups, Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Wednesday August 18 – One lane of travel in the section of 194 from Valle Crucis School to Clark’s Creek as repairs are being made to broken telephone lines and poles. Flag persons are in the area.

Minor rockslide closes section of 321 on Thursday morning. More information at this link.

Traffic Alert Thursday August 12 7:28am – Rock slide reported on highway 321 near the Watauga/Caldwell line. Some lanes of travel are closed.

Photo: Blowing Rock Police


Traffic Alert Wednesday August 11 4:28pm – Wreck – area of the big light in Boone (the intersection of 105/321/105 ext). Expect backups and delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday August 11 10:14am – UPDATE – Hwy. 421 Southbound lanes just past the Access Rd. is shut down due to a 2 vehicle rollover accident. Please use Old 421 as a detour around the scene.

Photo: Deep Gap Fire


Traffic Alert – Allow plenty of extra travel time in Boone and on-campus as App State student move-in begins Monday (August 9th).

Traffic Alert Wednesday August 4 – NCDOT is installing temporary lights on 105 at the Watauga River Bridge at the intersection to Valle Crucis. Expect delays in that area. More information to come.

Traffic Alert Wednesday July 28 – Expect delays on 105 the closer you get to the Watauga/Avery line. Road work taking place in the Banner Elk/Invershield area causing backups.

Traffic Alert Friday July 23 4:22pm – Wreck – area of 105 at Taylor Road in Foscoe – multiple vehicles involved. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday July 23 4:15pm – Wreck – area of old 421 & 421 in Deep Gap. Expect possible delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday July 23 4:12pm – stuck tractor-trailer on Wilson's Ridge. Expect possible delays in that area.

From NCSHP Thursday July 22 4:32pm – Troopers are currently assisting with a road closure on US 321 in Caldwell County near Hudson between Mission Road and Pine Mountain Road due to a gas leak.  At approximately 2:00 p.m., a construction company reportedly struck a main gas line while digging beside the roadway.  Both north and southbound lanes are expected to be closed in the area until after midnight.  The NC State Highway Patrol is working with the NC Department of Transportation and local authorities on a detour.  Motorists are encouraged to utilize alternate routes.

Traffic Alert Thursday July 22 – Guardrail construction on 421 on Wilkes Mountain, southbound traffic down to one lane until near the bottom of the mountain.

Traffic Alert Thursday July 22 10:03am – Wreck – area of 421 and Stony Fork Road. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday July 22 9:45am – Wreck – area of old 421 and Elk Creek Road turnoff. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday July 21 – King Street westbound lane, in front of Millers industries and Circle K, down to one lane for paving. Flag-persons on the scene.

Wednesday July 21 – Sidewalk work near the mall on 321, down to one lane southbound.

Traffic Alert Tuesday July 20 2:29pm – Tractor-trailer stuck on the S curve on Valle Mountain (194 between Valle Crucis and Matney). Fire Dept on scene directing traffic.

Traffic Alert Monday July 19 12:11pm – Wreck – area of 194 north & Castle Ford Road. Expect delays in that area.


Update 5:29pm – Fire & EMS have cleared the scene at the Watauga/Wilkes line. All lanes of 421 are back open.

Follow Up 4:03pm – Expect extended delays in the area of the Watauga/Wilkes line. Fire & EMS are on the scene directing traffic.

Traffic Alert Friday July 16 3:42pm – Wreck – area of 421 at the Watauga/Wilkes line, multiple vehicles involved. Expect delays in that area.


Traffic Alert Friday July 16 10:11am – Road closed – area of old 421 and Hite Williams Road in Zionville. Tree down on a power line. Crews are on the scene.

Road closure in downtown Boone during the overnight of Friday July 16th – Learn more at this link.


Reminder for those that use the Bethel Road portion between Old John Ray Rd and Auborn Trivette Rd, bridge work starts tomorrow (Thursday). Learn more at this link.

Traffic Alert Thursday July 15 7:41am – Wreck – area of 421 and old 421 at Blue Ridge Energy. Traffic down to one lane as EMS crews continue the clean up.

Traffic Alert Wednesday July 14 6:52pm – Paving operations continue on 421 in Vilas near Skate World. Traffic is backed up. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday July 13 6:52pm – Road work – area of 421 in Vilas near Skate World. Traffic is backed up. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday July 13 3:36pm – Wreck – area of 105 & The Beacon (where the waterwheel is located). Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday July 13 3:13pm – Wreck – multiple vehicles – area of 105 bypass at Hodges Gap Road. Expect delays.

*Update – the cars are out of the road 3:09pm* Traffic Alert Tuesday July 13 3:03pm – Wreck – multiple vehicles – area of 105 at the bottom of Rock Crusher Hill. Expect delays.

Allow extra travel time around the App State campus tomorrow evening (Saturday, July 10, 2021) for the Jason Isbell concert at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Traffic Alert Monday July 5 12:31pm – Wreck – area of Blowing Rock Road in front of Publix. Expect possible delays in that area.

***UPDATE 1:53 pm – the previously block off streets in and around downtown Boone are back open** Saturday July 3, 2021 10:27am – Several streets in and around downtown Boone are blocked off due to a crime scene investigation. Per scanner dispatches the suspect has been caught. There is no active situation at this time. Expect detours in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday July 2 7:31am – 321 in Avery County, near the NC/TN line, is closed due to a mudslide. The slide is at Flat Springs Road, which is close to the Watauga County line. Expected to be closed until after noon.

Traffic Alert Wednesday June 30 11:37 am – Wreck – area of 6465 highway 321 North & Kellersville Road near Bethel. Expect delays in the area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday June 30 8:49am – Traffic light out – area of 105 ext & 421. Expect police in the area to direct traffic until problem is resolved.

Traffic Alert Friday June 25 9:10am – Wreck – area of 105 at Enterprise Rent A Car in Boone. Expect delays in the area.

***Update – the road is open back up as of 3:22pm according to scanner dispatches.*** Traffic Alert Wednesday June 23 3:08pm – Wreck – in the area of Krispy Kreme/Starbucks on Blowing Road/321 in Boone. Traffic is being detoured, expect major delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday June 22 2:44pm – Boone Police directing traffic in the area of Greasy Corner (King Street & Blowing Rock Road). Traffic lights are out due to a fallen tree on the power lines in the area.

Traffic Alert Tuesday June 22 7:48am – Multi-vehicle wreck – area of Circle K on King Street. Some of the roads in that area are closed.

Traffic Alert Monday June 21 3:33pm – Vehicle fire – area of 421 just inside the Wilkes County line. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday June 17 5:25pm – Wreck – area of 421 & Jimmy Billings Road in Vilas. Multi-vehicle wreck. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Wednesday June 16 10:45am – Wreck – intersection of Wilson's Ridge Road & Deerfield Road. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday June 15 5:09pm – Two car wreck – area of 321 & Payne Branch Road. Expect possible delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday June 15 4:47pm – Wreck – multi-vehicles – area of 321 & Firerock Station Trail in Cove Creek. Expect delays in that area.

***UPDATE 4pm from Boone Police – Due to earlier traffic incident, anyone traveling from Deerfield Rd to the HWY 105 Ext on State farm will be diverted down Shadowline Dr unless you live in the Beverly Heights/Seridan Ave area. HWY 105 Ext to Deerfield via State Farm Rd is open.***

***UPDATE 3:29 pm – Police are clearing the intersection at 105 ext/State Farm now. Traffic should start flowing back. LEO will be directing traffic where the light was at that intersection until it can be put back up by NCDOT later today***.

Traffic Alert Monday June 14 2:54pm – Wreck – area of 105 ext and State Farm Road. Detours are in place and expect them to be for some time due to traffic light being brought down. Photo courtesy of Craig Lancaster


Traffic Alert Friday June 11 3:42pm – Expect delays on 105 heading into Avery County. Power company resetting some broken poles as a result of an earlier accident on the Avery side.

Traffic Alert Friday June 11 8:23am – Wreck – area of Wilson's Ridge & Silverwood Drive. Single vehicle. Expect possible delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday June 10 3:34pm – Wreck – multi-vehicles – area of 105 near Smoketree Lodge in Foscoe. Expect delays in the area.

Update 5:04pm – The road is back open, expect congestion traffic for a bit. Traffic Alert Friday June 4 4:10pm – Wreck – 105 in the area of the Animal Hospital of Boone. Rollover wreck – Expect delays. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Friday June 4 12:51pm – Stuck semi on Wilson's Ridge. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Thursday June 3 3:16pm – Expect delays entering Tennessee on 421. Structure fire at the corner of 88/421. Photo submitted.

Traffic Alert Friday May 21, 2021 9:12am – Wreck – 105 bypass near Alliance Bible Fellowship. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday May 11 3:26pm – Truck flipped on it’s side on 194 North in front of Triple T Pumping. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Saturday May 8 5:42pm – Wreck – area of the Holmes Convocation Center. Expect delays and detours in that area.

Wednesday April 28 11:12am – Law enforcement are working a situation in the area of Hardaman Circle and Browns Chapel Road. That area is blocked off to all traffic.

Traffic Alert Monday April 26 11:49 am – Wreck – Boone Mtn/421 in the area of the QP in Vilas. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday April 22 2:20pm – Wreck in the area of Blowing Rock Road/321 at Cook Out. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday April 22 7:15am – broken down dump truck on Boone Mtn/421 in Vilas in the area of Brooks Plumbing. Heavy congestion in that area.

Traffic Alert Saturday April 17 9:28am – Wreck- area of 421 in Zionville near D&B Mini Mart.

Wednesday March 31 2:11pm – Broke down tractor & trailer at the big light intersection in Boone. Expect congestion in that area.

Traffic Alert Monday March 29 5:12 pm – Wreck – area of 421 and Industrial Park Drive. Expect delays in that area.

***Update 3:48pm – 105 through Foscoe is back open***. Traffic Alert Monday March 29 2:48pm – Expect delays on 105 through Foscoe due to a wreck.

**Update 10:14am – 421 is back open per scanner dispatch** Traffic Alert Sunday March 28 9:09am – Part of 421 in Deep Gap is closed due to a wreck. Detours are in place at 221.

Traffic Alert Friday March 26, 2021 11:03am- Wreck – area of 105 ext and State Farm Road at Papa John’s Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Thursday March 25, 2021 1:33 pm – Wreck – area of 321 & Leon Coffey Road. Expect delays.

Road Closed. SR-1185 (Poplar Grove Road), Near Coffey Knob Road. Wednesday March 24 – April 9. Road closed to stabilize embankment between Coffey Knob Road and 1394 Poplar Grove Road. Detour use NC-105 to NC-105 Bypass to US-321/421.

Wednesday & Thursday March 24-25, 2021 – Lane closers for Geotech Investigation (drilling & investigating the subsurface for R-2566B) on NC 105 from Shulls Mill Road to Roby Bentley Road.

Traffic Alert Monday March 22, 2021 2:49 pm – Wreck – area of 321 & Aho trash container site. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Saturday March 20, 2021 10:42 am – Wreck – area of 105 & Dove Acres Road in Foscoe. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Monday March 15, 2021 12:34 pm – Wreck – area of 321/Blowing Rock Road in front of ABC store. Expect delays in that area.

3:35pm Thursday March 11, 2021 – UPDATED information on the drift smoke in the area can be found at this link.

Traffic Alert Tuesday March 9, 2021 6:06 pm – Wreck – area of 321 and Mast Gap Road in Cove Creek. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday March 3 2:40pm – Wreck – area of 105 and Taylor Road in Foscoe. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Saturday February 27 4:13pm – Wreck – area of Broadstone Road & Bluestone Wild in Valle Crucis. Expect delays. *Wreck scene is cleared as of 4:44pm*

Traffic Alert Monday February 15 6:24pm – Wreck, reported 5 vehicles, 105 extension. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday February 5, 2021 12:47pm – Wreck – area of 105 & Ambling Way (near the bypass). Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday February 3, 2021 11:13am – Wreck, 321 below the Watauga/Caldwell line. A vehicle has run off the embankment and is on fire. Expect a lot of EMS in that area with possible delays.

Traffic Alert Wednesday February 3, 2021 8:43am – Wreck – area of 421 and Hardin Road in Deep Gap. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday Jan 29, 11:50am – Wreck – area of 321 north at intersection of Laurel Creek Road. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Wednesday Jan 20, 2021 4:30pm – Wreck – on Blowing Rock Road/321 in the vicinity of the mall entrance. Multiple vehicles. Expect delays.

Traffic Alert Tuesday January 19 1:47pm – US 221 at Main St in Blowing Rock is closed due to wreck. Use Laurel ln and Clark St as detour. Photo: Blowing Rock Police

Traffic Alert Monday January 18 5:49pm – Wreck – area of 105 bypass and 421. Southbound lane of 421 is currently closed. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Friday January 15 3:50pm – Wreck – area of 421 at Vilas Post Office. Expect delays in that area.

Traffic Alert Thursday January 14, 2021 – Accident in Vilas near 194 and 421 at 7:13am

Traffic Alert Tuesday January 12, 2021 1:33pm – Wreck – area of 105 at the former WHS entrance. Multiple cars involved. Expect delays.

2020

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

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.


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.

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.


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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