Video: Register now for AVL Alert

Stay up to date on street closings, water outages and other emergency and nonemergency information by signing up for AVL Alert, the City of Asheville’s citizen notification system. Messages can come to your cellphone, email or through a phone call. You can get alerts for multiple addresses to keep up with aging parents, for example. This video [...]

Asheville Public Works crews cleaning up debris after storm

  As high winds moved in overnight, Asheville Public Works crews began clearing roads of debris. This morning crews are still hard at work  helping to ensure a smooth and safe commute for City residents.   With Asheville under a high-wind warning, additional personnel were assigned overnight said Public Works Director Greg Shuler. Public Works crews have [...]

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Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple for Asheville

With the Asheville weather forecast of overnight temperatures in the 30s the next few days, the Homeless Coalition has issued a Code Purple for Asheville and Buncombe County for April 6-7.   The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless Coalition, which is a collective of agencies, faith groups, and individuals experiencing [...]

Asheville crews to pretreat streets for snow

Asheville could be in store for a snowy weekend and the City of Asheville is gearing up to ensure roads are prepped. “City crews will be pretreating priority one roads later today,” said Public Works Director Greg Shuler. What will they treat the roads with? Salt brine. “Once the salt brine dries, it leaves a film of [...]

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Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple for Asheville

With the Asheville weather forecast of overnight temperatures in the teens and 20s the next few days, the Homeless Coalition has issued a Code Purple or Asheville and Buncombe County for Dec. 14-16.   The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless Coalition, which is a collective of agencies, faith groups, and individuals experiencing [...]

Video: Amboy Road’s flashing beacon signal

Notice anything different on Amboy Road? The flashing beacon pedestrian crosswalk signal has been installed! The “Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon,” or RRFB, has been installed near the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center. City Traffic Engineer Jeff Moore worked on this safety solution in partnership with NCDOT, Public Works Street Division and other City departments. In coming weeks, [...]

What’s up with new downtown Asheville crosswalks?

You may have noticed new high-contrast crosswalks marked at some intersections in Asheville’s Central Business District. They are the work of the Transportation Department in an effort to make pedestrians safer. These are called ladder-type crosswalk markers, said City Traffic Engineer Jeff Moore. One high-profile area where they’ve been installed is at the intersection of Haywood Street [...]

Text 911 launches in Asheville

Beginning July 1, the Asheville Police Department has the capability to accept text messages to 9-1-1. This allows individuals who are unable to dial 9-1-1 to make contact with emergency services. Once a person has contacted 9-1-1 via text message — and requested whatever assistance is needed — there will be a series of texts back [...]

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