Last Updated on January 9, 2024 6:20 pm
WataugaOnline.com updates on the storm impacts for Tuesday & Wednesday, January 9-10, 2024. Information will be updated as it becomes available and necessary.
Tuesday afternoon High Country Radio News update on the flooding.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
347 PM EST Tue Jan 9 2024
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…
…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EST THIS EVENING…
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 1 PM EST
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for northwest North Carolina and
.DAY ONE…This afternoon and tonight.
High Wind Warning.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday.
2:48pm – Brookshire Road, Bamboo Road, Roby Greene Bridge, and the Bridge at the Moose Lodge are currently shut down due to localized flooding. Heavy rains like the ones we are experiencing today can rapidly create dangerous driving conditions. Watauga County is not experiencing anything abnormal in regards to our usual flood zones.
Emergency Services would like to remind everyone that when driving in wet conditions, slow down and allow more time while traveling. Be alert and prepared to make sudden stops due to possible debris on the roadways. Always keep in mind, “Turn around; don't drown,” when driving in standing water. It is better to take the long way home than to be stranded on the road or risk injury. Continue to monitor local media and news resources for continuous updates regarding weather and road closures.
National Weather Service reports:
1258 PM – The Watauga County 911 Center received a report of flooding on NC Highway 194 at Brookshire Road, just north of Boone and the intersection of NC 194 and U.S. 421.
1125 AM – Numerous trees and power lines down throughout the Beech Mountain community with
a resultant number of power outages as well. Some roads impacted include Foxgrape Hollow
and Greenbrier Road.
1125 AM – Chestnut Way within the Beech Mountain community, a gravel road, was washed out by heavy rain. Three feet of water on parts of Grassy Gap Road, also within the Beech Mountain community.
1005 AM – Several vehicle accidents due to ice along NC Highway 105 near Boone.