The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 7a.m. Saturday. Residents in Buncombe County can plan on slippery road conditions, possibly as early as this evening’s commute. The wind chill, which could drop to as low as 10 below zero, poses a real threat of hypothermia if precautions aren’t taken. Those winds could stay with us through 4p.m. Saturday according to the forecast. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result
It could be an icy morning in some areas for drivers. So please, stay safe and limit driving as black ice remains a concern.
UPDATE: Jan 29 (9:30a.m.) – Code Purple extended through Monday, Jan. 31
- Bus fare is not required through the month of January
Contact 2-1-1 (828-252-HELP if out of 828 area code) for additional information or APD’s non-emergency line, 828.252.1110, for police assistance.
UPDATE: Jan 28 (6:06p.m.) – Youth Basketball and Therapeutic Basketball Canceled Saturday. Recreation Centers will open 12:00p.m. Saturday
Parks and Recreation Community centers will close 6p.m. tonight
Due to the snow and road conditions, ART service will stop tonight at 7:30 PM Friday, January 28, and will be delayed until 10:00 AM Saturday, January 29. We apologize for the inconvenience.
With temperatures dropping, we want to remind our neighbors that a Code Purple is in effect through Saturday, Jan 29. City staff are able to transport those in need of shelter.
In case of power outages and downed trees
To see Duke Energy updates : outage map at www.duke-energy.com/outages.
Duke Energy warns people to stay away from downed power lines.
If a you encounter a fallen or leaning tree resting on a power line, call Duke Energy Progress at 1-800-419-6356 or 1-800-452-2777.
For a downed tree not involving power lines, blocking a road in the City limits, call Asheville Public Works at 828-259-5852.
Pulling together as a community
We want to encourage everyone in our community to prepare personally and look after their neighbor as well.
Stay safe and please limit driving as black ice and high winds remain a concern
The City would like to remind residents to check all our sources; AVL Alerts, City of Asheville website, facebook and twitter for updates. Information can also be found on Asheville Fire and Police Department websites and social media as well.