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  • First Winter Storm Watch & Warning Of The 2014-15 Season Issued

    Updated: Oct 30, 2014 @ 7:15pm EDT

    *Updated Thursday 6:40pm to include new maps and graphics* *Updated Thursday afternoon 3:17pm to reflect the Watch changed to a … Continue reading

    High Country Roads Winter 2014-15 Preparations

    Updated: Oct 29, 2014 @ 6:49pm EDT

    With temperatures already hitting the 30s in October, and snow forecast for Halloween night and into Saturday, it’s a solid … Continue reading

    Halloween Safety Tips from Boone PD and AAP

    Updated: Oct 29, 2014 @ 3:15pm EDT

    While Halloween can be a time for fun and treats, parents need to closely supervise children to prevent accidents. Follow … Continue reading

    Portion Of Castle Ford Road Closed Due To Overturn Car

    Updated: Oct 29, 2014 @ 9:47pm EDT

    5:03pm – The road is back open Update 4:19pm – per scanner Castle Ford Road still closed for roughly another … Continue reading

    Portion Of Elk Creek Road Blocked

    Updated: Oct 29, 2014 @ 3:36pm EDT

    The lower end of Elk Creek Road is blocked at Jakes Mountain Road according to Watauga County Communications office. An … Continue reading

    Red Cross Tips For A Safe, Yet Spooky Halloween

    Updated: Oct 28, 2014 @ 5:09pm EDT

    Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains, but falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents, so the Red Cross is offering … Continue reading

    October 27, 2014 Ties Temperature Record

    Updated: Oct 28, 2014 @ 9:59am EDT

    An unusual late October warm streak tied a temperature record in Boone on Monday. While 74 degrees was recorded at … Continue reading

    Downtown Boone Boo – Road Closures

    Updated: Oct 27, 2014 @ 2:47pm EDT

    The annual Downtown Boone BOO! is Friday, October 31, starting at 4 pm at the Watauga County Library. Children and … Continue reading

    Grandfather Mountain Offers Ninth Annual Winter Weather Contest

    Updated: Oct 27, 2014 @ 2:43pm EDT

    You’ve heard what the woolly worms and weather forecasters have to say about the winter weather prognosis — now it’s … Continue reading

    Fall Wildfire Season Is Here; Be Careful When Burning Yard Debris

    Updated: Oct 24, 2014 @ 5:04pm EDT

    The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents to think safety and exercise caution during the fall fire season, which typically … Continue reading

    Virginia Tractor Trailer Accident Causing Backups on I-77 Northbound in Surry County

    Updated: Oct 24, 2014 @ 10:00am EDT

    Motorists traveling on I-77 Northbound into Virginia are advised to seek alternate routes after a tractor trailer accident in Virginia … Continue reading

    Portion of U.S. 321 Business to Close Next Week Near U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock

    Updated: Oct 23, 2014 @ 8:11pm EDT

    A portion of U.S. 321 Business/Main Street/U.S. 221 from the traffic signal near Cliff Dwellers Inn to north of the … Continue reading

    October 2014 Third Weekend Fall Photos

    Updated: Oct 19, 2014 @ 8:26pm EDT

    Here’s a collection of photos from the WataugaRoads.com social media outlets for this week and weekend. Photos will be updated … Continue reading

    Valle Fair & Woolly Worm Festival To Bring Annual Surge Of Traffic This Weekend

    Updated: Oct 17, 2014 @ 11:25am EDT

    Residents and visitors are urged to allow plenty of extra travel time as what is considered by many to be … Continue reading

    NOAA 2014-15 Winter Weather Outlook

    Updated: Oct 17, 2014 @ 11:10am EDT

    Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely … Continue reading

    Forest Service Reminds You To Enjoy Fall Foliage in the Mountains

    Updated: Oct 16, 2014 @ 3:17pm EDT

    With leaf-viewing in full swing in western North Carolina, the U.S. Forest Service invites visitors to use the National Forests … Continue reading

    Storm Recap For Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

    Updated: Oct 15, 2014 @ 5:18pm EDT

    Heavy rains and high winds caused a number of power outages and some road closings on Tuesday after storms rolled … Continue reading

    Outage Restoration Nears Completion from Severe Overnight Storm

    Updated: Oct 15, 2014 @ 11:21am EDT

    Blue Ridge Electric linemen are almost finished with power restoration to the final members affected by last evening’s heavy rains … Continue reading

    Tuesday Oct 14 Storm Reports/Updates

    Updated: Oct 14, 2014 @ 10:59pm EDT

    *Updated as information comes in* Flash Flood Warning in effect until 2:15am Wednesday, Tornado Watch in effect until 10pm, Wind … Continue reading

    Wind Advisory & Flood Watch In Effect For Tuesday

    Updated: Oct 14, 2014 @ 2:11pm EDT

    *For updated incoming storm reports throughout the day see this link* THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 548 … Continue reading

    October 2014 Second Weekend Fall Photos

    Updated: Oct 13, 2014 @ 6:37pm EDT

    At roughly the midway point of the fall colors in the High Country here’s some shots captured this past weekend … Continue reading

    Time to Pay More Attention to Deer on the Roadways

    Updated: Oct 13, 2014 @ 2:14pm EDT

    The arrival of the fall season not only means dropping temperatures and leaves, but also an increase in the chances … Continue reading

    Appalachian Regional Healthcare System Utilizes Health Protocols

    Updated: Oct 9, 2014 @ 11:55pm EDT

    *Information provided by Appalachian Regional Healthcare System on Thursday night October 9, 2014* *UPDATE* Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and Appalachian … Continue reading

    Emory Greer Road Back Open After Bridge Project

    Updated: Oct 9, 2014 @ 8:42pm EDT

    Emory Greer Road is fully open after being closed since June 2 for a bridge replacement. The bridge was originally … Continue reading

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