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City Makes Significant Progress Clearing Primary Roads

ASHEVILLE, NC – With significant progress made on primary roads, city public works crews are now clearing secondary roads and neighborhood streets. Residents are still urged to use caution when traveling as black ice will be prevalent as temperatures drop.

Parking in downtown parking garages continues to be free through 10 a.m. Monday morning. Removing cars from on-street parking allows trucks to safely navigate roadways with room to completely remove snow, making it easier for property owners to better keep the sidewalks in front of their homes or businesses cleared.

All shelters have closed.

In the event of an emergency, citizens are urged to call 9-1-1. Citizens who are in need of prescription medications or medical supplies and services but are unable to leave their homes due to hazardous roadway conditions may call 252-1110 for assistance.

Residents are asked to call 251-1122 to report downed trees, water problems or questions about sanitation pickup.

Updates about weather conditions and city services can be found at www.AshevilleNC.gov and www.facebook.com/cityofasheville. The Asheville Fire Department will share information about roadway conditions and other emergency notifications at www.twitter.com/ashevillefd.

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.

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