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  • Highway Patrol Reminds Motorists To Be Careful This Labor Day Holiday

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 7:36pm EDT

    The State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be careful as they enjoy the Labor Day holiday. According to AAA, … Continue reading

    NCDOT Scheduled To Finish One Bridge Replacement Project, Begin Another In Ashe County

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:55pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing to replace a bridge on Roundabout Road over Cabbage Creek in Ashe County … Continue reading

    Economic Growth, Cheaper Gas, Fuel Increase In North Carolina Labor Day Travel

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 6:45pm EDT

    A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second … Continue reading

    No Lane Closures on 321 During Labor Day Weekend

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 9:30am EDT

    As motorists take to the roads this Labor Day weekend for one last summer trip, the N.C. Department of Transportation … Continue reading

    321 in Blowing Rock Closed Due To Down Power Lines

    Updated: Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:29am EDT

    321 and 321 Business near Chetola is closed due to down power lines. The closures are anticipated to last several … Continue reading

    Aug 25-30 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Aug 28, 2014 @ 8:36am EDT

    Monday Aug 25 Possible flagging ops on 321 in Blowing Rock today from US 321 Bus to Little Springs Rd … Continue reading

    Sunday Evening Earthquake

    Updated: Aug 25, 2014 @ 10:47am EDT

    The USGS has confirmed a 2.4 magnitude earthquake near Blowing Rock from Sunday evening.  The Watauga Roads social media outlets … Continue reading

    2014 & 2013 Precipitation Comparisons Through Late August

    Updated: Aug 21, 2014 @ 5:42pm EDT

    2013 broke several records for precipitation amounts in Watauga County, however recorded precipitation this year doesn’t even match the difference … Continue reading

    Moped Registration Law Signed, Goes Into Effect July 2015 Statewide

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 4:27pm EDT

    Moped owners in the state will have to register with NCDMV, starting in 2015,  after Governor McCrory signed the measure … Continue reading

    Governor’s Highway Safety Program Marks 20th Anniversary of “Booze It & Lose It”

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 3:44pm EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program last week kicked off the Labor Day “Booze It … Continue reading

    Traffic Fatalities Decline But Averaged Three Deaths A Day Last Year In North Carolina

    Updated: Aug 20, 2014 @ 3:37pm EDT

    Rural Counties remain the killing grounds for traffic deaths in North Carolina. Despite a reduction in traffic deaths in 2013 … Continue reading

    Aug 18-23 2014 Road Conditions/Reports

    Updated: Aug 22, 2014 @ 7:43am EDT

    Monday Aug 18 Limited ops on #US321 in Blowing Rock today due to weather. Call 828-964-3260 for project info. 3:06pm … Continue reading

    High Country Motorists Urged to Watch for Stopped School Buses

    Updated: Aug 18, 2014 @ 1:49pm EDT

    As local schools prepare to welcome back students August 19th, school officials are urging motorists to exercise extra caution around … Continue reading

    Saturday Night Accident, 321 Traffic Diverted

    Updated: Aug 16, 2014 @ 10:57pm EDT

    Highway 321 just outside the Boone city limits was partially closed for over an hour on Saturday night (Aug 16,2014) … Continue reading

    Back To School 2014

    Updated: Aug 17, 2014 @ 10:32pm EDT

    Summer break has once again ended for teachers and staff, and soon for students, in the local school systems as … Continue reading

    Watauga County Students Return to School August 19

    Updated: Aug 14, 2014 @ 3:07pm EDT

    The Watauga County Schools’ first day of classes for 2014-15 will be Tuesday, August 19th. August 19th will be a … Continue reading

    194 North Closed Due to Wreck

    Updated: Aug 7, 2014 @ 8:55pm EDT

    4pm – for now 194 near Howard’s Creek Rd and DOT offices is closed due to rollover wreck. Multiple EMS … Continue reading

    NCDOT Awards Contract to Build Access Road to Blowing Rock Care Facility

    Updated: Aug 6, 2014 @ 9:55am EDT

    The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to construct an access road to the proposed Appalachian Regional Healthcare … Continue reading

    July 2014 Weather Recap

    Updated: Aug 10, 2014 @ 12:01pm EDT

    Much drier, much much drier. That was the weather story for July 2014 as the month was not even close … Continue reading

    July 2014 Ends With Rainbows

    Updated: Aug 1, 2014 @ 12:18am EDT

    As July comes to an end several rainbow pictures were captured and shared via social media to close out the … Continue reading

    NCDOT to Close Portion of Skyland View Drive in Blowing Rock

    Updated: Jul 31, 2014 @ 3:18pm EDT

    Weather permitting, the N.C. Department of Transportation will close Skyland View Drive at U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock beginning Monday, … Continue reading

    Avery County Sheriff Update On Escape Inmates

    Updated: Jul 30, 2014 @ 11:57pm EDT

    *Special thanks to Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye for providing WataugaRoads.com exclusive details on the situation involving the two escaped … Continue reading

    2014 Summer Road & Bridge Projects Update

    Updated: Jul 30, 2014 @ 2:43pm EDT

    As is usually the case during the summer months road construction has an impact on High Country traffic. However this … Continue reading

    Sunday Storms Prompt Tornado Watches & Warnings Across High Country

    Updated: Jul 28, 2014 @ 5:33pm EDT

    Other than a lack of sleep for many High Country residents there appears to have been little to no damage … Continue reading

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