City Crews Clearing Roads, Travel Strongly Discouraged

ASHEVILLE, NC – City trucks and crews began clearing roads as soon as the first snow began to fall this morning. Twenty three pieces of equipment are on the road plowing and spreading sand and salt.

Heavy snowfall is making road conditions dangerous.  The National Weather Service advises only traveling in cases of emergency.  When travel is necessary, warm coats, clothes, hats, gloves and boots should be worn.  Other items to take when travelling include a mobile phone, extra food, water and blankets.

The National Weather Service has also advised downed trees may be possible due to heavy snowfall.  To report a fallen tree in a street or right-of-way, call 9-1-1.

To report power outages, call Progress Energy at (800) 419-6356. For more information about what to do if you lose power, visit http://progress-energy.com/aboutenergy/stormcentral/outage/index.asp.

Updates about weather conditions and city services may be found at www.ashevillenc.gov and www.facebook.com/cityofasheville and www.twitter.com/cityofasheville.

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