Winter Storm Moving Across High Country And Foothills Overnight

WATAUGA CO., NC — Black ice could be a problem in the High Country Wednesday morning.

Sleet and snow fell periodically throughout the night Tuesday.

“We definitely don’t want to travel on ice,” said Tiffany Sheff.
Sheff and her daughter prepared to get home before roads worsen. Watauga County schools let out early Tuesday because of the incoming storm.

“A lot of us up here, we lie to ski and snowboard. So, ice is a little less exciting than snow, but it still means we get out of school sometimes so that’s good,” said Shaelyn Sheff.

Students left App State early. The University cancelled classes by 5:00 Tuesday evening.

Business in Boone and Blowing rock salted parking lots and sidewalks. County workers were on standby to plow roads if ice started accumulating. Power companies are bracing for outages if ice weighs down electric lines.