Thursday, February 07, 2013
(Last modified: 2013-02-07 08:58:39)
Author: By Capt. Aaron Miller
Source: The Blowing Rocket

The weather became the top story again last week in Blowing Rock. Blowing Rock Police spent much of their time last week dealing with the snow and torrential rains.

Rains last Wednesday flooded several roadways in Blowing Rock. Valley Boulevard became especially hazardous, with parts of the roadway underwater in the construction areas.

No accidents were reported in Blowing Rock during the flooding, and the rains let up just before some buildings began to flood.

Friday morning’s snow caused some problems around town.

Several vehicles slid off the roadways, and one vehicle overturned just outside the city limits on highway 321.

Blowing Rock Police assisted the N.C. Highway Patrol at these accidents. No other information was available at our office.

Two other accidents were reported as a result of the snow.

The first accident occurred on Sunset Drive near Goforth Road when a vehicle slid into the ditch and struck a mailbox.

The second accident was a rear-end collision on Main Street.

Neither accident resulted in injury, and damage was relatively minor.

High winds once again caused a number of residential alarms calls. Officers responded to more than 20 residential alarms during the inclement weather. Most of the false alarms were attributed to the wind and weather.

The number of alarms brought last week’s calls for service to 81.

A minor collision was reported at the Blowing Rock Post Office on Thursday, Jan. 31. A vehicle driven by Margaret Lloyd of Blowing Rock struck a vehicle driven by Janet Cress of Boone while parking. No injuries occurred and only minor damage was reported.

Cody Dylan Harper Martin, 18, of Indian Land, S.C., was cited on Feb. 1 for possession of marijuana. The citation was issued by Officer Matt Royal following a traffic stop for speeding.

Billie Leann Henley, 28, of Morganton was arrested on Feb. 2.
Officer Matt Royal noticed a suspicious vehicle sitting at a business on Valley Boulevard. Officer Royal stopped to investigate and discovered the license plate on the vehicle was stolen.

Henley was charged with possession of stolen property, no operator’s license and no insurance.  Henley was held on a $750 bond at the Watauga County Detention Center.

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