ASHEVILLE, NC – City crews are continuing to plow roads, focusing again on primary roads with the additional snowfall. The city currently has 18 plow trucks and spreaders on Asheville roads. Motorists should exercise extreme caution, especially when changing speed or direction for curves, hills and intersections.
Road designations can be viewed at http://gis.ashevillenc.gov/mapasheville/snowmapper/.
When travel is essential, warm coats, clothes, hats, gloves and boots should be worn. Other items to take when travelling include a mobile phone, extra food, water, a flashlight and blankets.
Heavy snow may bring down trees and power lines. 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.
The gates at all city parking garages are open, and parking is available free of charge. Downtown residents are encouraged to move vehicles, if possible to do so safely, to parking garages to make room for snow plows and other equipment. Parking will continue to be free in all city garages until at least 6 a.m. Monday.
In the event of an emergency, citizens are urged to call 9-1-1.