Flooding in Boone, NC, Carter Co., TN result in road, school closures

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Remnants from Hurricane Michael are impacting our region with flash flood warnings and flood warnings in effect.  

Police in Boone, NC are reporting numerous roads are closed due to widespread flooding. According to the police department’s Twitter account, there are no reports of floodwaters receding.  

Avery County, NC schools dismissed students from class early. The elementary school dismissed students at 1:30 p.m. and students in all other schools will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. 

Earlier this morning, schools in Carter County, TN closed at !1:00 a.m. due to flooding in Roan Mountain.  A News Channel 11 viewer sent us a video of high waters in Roan Mountain.  

Our reporter in Carter County says McMahan Gibbs Road — a path that takes you to Roan Mountain State Park – is flooded. 

And in Boone, NC schools announced that they were closing at 10:30 and 11:00 a.m due to flooding in the area. 

Boone police reported flooding in the Greenway Trail locations and a mobile home community behind Walmart. 

They also reported this morning flood conditions at Boone Mall, Casey Lane, New River Hills, Blowing Rock Road, Moose Lodge/Deerfield Road, Boone Docks Street, and Clement Street.  

Police alerted residents on Hunting Hills Lane, a road that has been closed due to flooding, if they are in an emergency to call 911 for rescue. 

Police in Boone put up barricades to prevent drivers from entering floodwaters. 

Also, Boone police say a shelter is opening for those in need. Alliance Bible Fellowship will open for those needing shelter at noon. Alliance is located at 1035 North Carolina Highway- 105 Bypass. 

News Channel 11 is following the flood conditions in our region. We’ll post more details as soon as they become available. 

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