ART buses back on the road
noon, Monday Dec. 10
Updated snowfall totals
9:45 a.m., Dec. 10
Updated snowfall totals posted Monday by the National Weather Service:
- Asheville, 8”
- Biltmore Forest, 6.5”
- Leicester, 8”
- Swannanoa, 17”
Find more totals at this link.
Though it is snowing off and on in Asheville, the National Weather Service predicts there will be less than half an inch of accumulation. With a forecast high today of 38 degrees, we can hope for some melting during the day. There will be a danger of black ice Tuesday morning as the overnight low is forecast to be 20 degrees.
Road conditions improve,
crews get to priority 2 streets
7:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10
Public Works snow removal crews were able to clear priority 1 roads Sunday and turned their attention to the more secondary priority 2 streets. Here is a link to the City’s snow removal priority map.
“We worked clearing priority 2 streets all night last night,” said Streets Operations Manager Jerry Yates, who worked the overnight shift. “There are still some out there that we are working to get to. The day shift should be able to put a pretty good dent in it.”
Roads did not refreeze last night but unless you absolutely must venture out, people are still advised to stay off of the roads. Use extreme caution if you need to drive today.
According to the National Weather Service, Asheville remains under a Winter Storm Warning until 2 p.m. Snow began falling again Monday morning.
Refreezing is expected tonight with a low forecast of 20 degrees.
City offices, recreation centers closed
8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
Asheville City government offices, including all recreation centers,, will be closed on Monday, Dec. 10, due to inclement weather.
All meetings for City boards and commissions are cancelled for Monday as well. The following is a list of city services for Monday.
Art bus service to resume
ART services will be delayed with services beginning at noon. For more information visit RideTheART.com. The City of Asheville encourages all riders to get up-to-date information about ART service alerts through our multiple channels of information access, as follows:
- Check ART’s recently launched new Transit App or Google Maps.
- Dial 828-253-5691 and press #1.
- Subscribe to iRide Service Alert e-mails here.
- Go to RideTheART.com under “Service Alerts.”
- Follow the City of Asheville Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Trash collection services are suspended Monday and collections days will move to the following day for the rest of the week. For example: Monday collections will be collected Tuesday, Tuesday’s usual collection will be collected on Wednesday instead and so on.
Public Safety and Water Resources
No services, such as water will be interrupted due to nonpayment during the closure. All public safety services, water resources and storm response services will operate a normal schedule.
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