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Torrential rains bring road closures, flooded basements, washed out ski slopes and more.

Highway 321, from Blowing Rock to Boone was almost impassible at 6pm and was closed to traffic about 30 minutes after driving up.  Rocks, limbs, and other debris has been washed onto the road surface making section to bad to drive without a 4X4.  Small cars war having trouble dodging or driving over some of the larger rocks.

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More than a foot of water at the intersection of Hight 105 and 321 made it dangerous for all but the largest vehicles.

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At a local campground, the road was completely covered with water, making it impossible for any cabin residence to come or go.  Water was also flooding their store, as the owners fought back the water with cinder block, railroad ties, and push brooms.  At the time of this photo, it seemed to be a loosing battle.

IMG_8399The Mill Pond in Banner Elk was several feet above normal.  The top of the sign, seen in this photo, is normally well above water level, warning visitors about the nearby dam.

More than a foot of water in the basement of the Azalea Inn seems to still be rising as the rain continues to fall.

Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals
Greg and Amy Gardner
509 Beech Mountain Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Serving Banner ElkBeech MountainSugar MountainBooneBlowing Rock,Grandfather MountainNewlandLinvilleSpruce Pine and more.

Rooms starting at $65; including breakfast