Several Roads Closed in Boone Due To Heavy Rains, See Flooded Boone Mall Pics

Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:59 am
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Due to flooding, the Boone Mall entrance off of Blowing Rock Road is closed on Wednesday. Photos by Ken Ketchie

By Jesse Wood

The Blowing Rock Road entrance to the Boone Mall is closed. After receiving 2.7 inches of rain on Wednesday before noon – according to RaysWeather.com – that’s not much of a surprise.

A flash flood warning from the National Weather Service is still in effect and will be until about 4 p.m. RaysWeather.com expects the rain to taper off later today.

The Boone Police Department reported that Boone Heights Drive, Boone Docks Street, Bamboo Road near the airport, Deerfield Road near the Moose Lodge and the mall entrance were all closed as of 11 a.m.

With the flood warning in effect and in light of the rescue and road closures, the Boone Police Department urged folks to “turn around don’t drown” on social media. No injuries have been reported because of the flooding in Boone.

Boone Police Department spokesman Shane Robbins reiterated that message and urged the public to be cautious while the rains keep up.

“And certainly don’t go around any barricades that are up,” Robbins said.

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