Afternoon Presidential Motorcade Updates

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3:36pm scanner traffic indicates President Obama has left Watauga County heading to Wilkes.

President is still in the area, 421 and 221 are shut down – 3:19pm

Report that Obama has stopped at Mast General Store in Boone

2:40- POTUS has left 105/421 intersection

Report POTUS in Blowing Rock

eerie to see no traffic moving in Boone

2:04pm- Per scanner traffic info all 321 south traffic now shutdown

1:57- Appalcart to cease running until 4pm according to ASU email

1:50pm – Traffic starting to backup due to roads being blocked off

1:35pm- They’re closing side roads on Hwy. 105 Extension.

1:20pm- As you might imagine we are getting so much information it is a bit hard to keep up. Here is the latest local law enforcement and emergency personnel are starting to stage around the High Country. According to twitter POTUS has not reached Caldwell County yet.

1:05- via text- “Loads of police gatherig at intersection of Walgreens including mitchell county sheriff”

1pm- Getting report that local law enforcement and emergency personnel are starting to stage around the High Country.

12:53pm- Facebook report from off the mountain “All along 321 the have cars sitting in EVERY SINGLE DRIVEWAY so that no one can get out on the highway.”

12:48pm- via twitter Press pool reports Pres Obama has stopped his bus at Countryside BBQ in Marion NC

Getting report that” State troopers positioned on 321 by The Blowing Rock with USA flags.”

12:35pm- From a comment on the facebook page “Going down the mtn passed probably 15 state troopers so far on 321. Sheriff, vol. fire, forestry service. etc”

12:25pm- seeing twitter reports of traffic in Marion is stopped awaiting motorcade to drive through.

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