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Originally published: 2013-07-03 13:00:14
Last modified: 2013-07-03 13:00:59

NWS issues flood warning in Watauga

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg, Va., has issued an urban and small stream flood warning for Watauga and Ashe counties until 6:45 p.m.

Minor flooding is occurring at Sugar Grove on the Watauga River. The public reports flooding at the Boone Mall.

Periods of heavy showers will occur this afternoon, which will keep the flooding threat going across most of the High Country.

Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.