By Jesse Wood
The Boone Police Department has announced at least two road closures due to the rain on Monday afternoon.
The entrance to Boone Mall at Blowing Rock Road is closed due to flooding and Boone Heights Drive is closed at Hidden Shadows Drive. Both closures were announced from about 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday. The Boone Police Department urged motorists to use caution in flood-prone areas and offered the phrase: “turn around, don’t drown.”
Below is a Monday late-morning tweet from the National Weather Service’s Blackburg, Va., office, depicting what’s likely in store for the rest of the day:
Here is one model’s (HRRR) interpretation of today’s event. Unorganized but potentially strong storms impact from noon (West) ~ 8pm (East). pic.twitter.com/yY0GyeS4Df
— NWS Blacksburg (@NWSBlacksburg) May 1, 2017
Below are other photos of the Boone Mall, taken around lunchtime on Monday: