|UPDATED @ 4:36 p.m. - Authorities Say Stay Off Roadways|
|Written by Adam Hicks|
|Tuesday, 02 March 2010 07:33|
12:32 p.m. - The Avery County Sheriff’s Office said roadways are extremely dangerous, as the snowfall has become very heavy over the past few hours.
When asked about specific areas that are especially treacherous, a spokesperson said the entire county is in bad shape.
The Boone Police Department is asking residents to stay off the roadways if at all possible. If you must drive, make sure to have your headlights on and keep plenty of following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
A spokesperson with the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office said as of 12:30 p.m., most roadways in Ashe are clear.
1:12 p.m. Update:
Jackknifed tractor trailer on 105 just past New River Building Supply.
1:33 p.m. Update:
Highway 321 is blocked in Blowing Rock because of a tractor-trailer wreck at the Old Valley View Motel.
1:46 p.m. Update:
Watauga County School buses are held up in traffic or not able to move very fast. Buses have not yet been able to make it to the high school. Student drivers have not been allowed to leave the school. All students are safe, but expect delays in students getting home today.
App Ski Mountain has been reopened after a food services truck struck a power pole and dragged a live line across the entrance.
Most Watauga County Schools buses have completed their routes. Superintendent Dr. Marty Hemeric said all students are safe.
Student drivers @ WHS were releaed around 12:15 p.m.
Highway 321 in Blowing Rock is still blocked off after a tractor-trailer wreck this afternoon.
Highway 421 from Watauga to Wilkes County is slushy and a little slick, but traffic is flowing normally.
Highways 16, 421, 221 in Ashe County have been reopened. Last word is that Highway 18 from Alleghany County is still closed.
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