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ASHE COUNTY — Ashe County was one of 15 counties in North Carolina and Virginia placed under a flood watch Thursday, Feb. 6 by the National Weather Service.

According to the NWS, the flood watch is in effect through the morning Friday, Feb. 7.

Despite receiving a total of 0.17 inches of precipitation through the first five days of February, the Jefferson NWS station reported 0.98 of precipitation by 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 alone.

Ashe Post & Times will provide updates for this story as they develop.

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