ART bus service to resume at 8 a.m., City government offices to open at 10 a.m.

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Asheville City government offices and facilities will open on a delayed schedule, at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, due to the potential for black ice on our roads. 

ART bus service will resume at 8 a.m. Friday.

Asheville Parks & Recreation Fun Day Out programs will open at 10 a.m. Friday at Stephens Lee, Vance and Montford community centers. The Shiloh Community Center  will open at noon. Harvest House and Senior Opportunity will be closed. All other locations will open as conditions permit. Parks will open at 10 a.m.


Asheville Public Works Streets crews were out treating roads all day Thursday as any snow accumulated. A night crew worked overnight, actively treating roads with salt to prevent or delay formation of black ice. A Streets day crew resumed this work at 7 a.m. Friday. However, due to overnight frigid temperatures in the 20s, patches of black ice may be present on City streets Friday morning. Please proceed with caution or delay your commute, if possible.


Look for updated information posted at or on the City’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate as normal  – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Code Purple remains in effect

The Asheville Homeless Coalition’s Code Purple remains in effect Friday. Please encourage those who need shelter from the frigid temps to seek it! Here is a link to resources:


Related information

Buncombe County offices to open at 10 a.m. Friday

Snow blog recap: Wednesday and Thursday City of Asheville updates

Numbers you need when bad weather strikes


Stay up to date on transit service changes by checking the Service Alerts page. To get notices via text or email about changes, sign up for iRide email alerts, or text “NextART” followed by the bus stop ID to 41411.