Asheville Public Works crews remain out on our streets, monitoring river overflow levels and road closures.
Here is where things stand on this Easter Sunday.
Roads that remain closed
Inglewood Road at Elk Mountain Scenic Highway
Riverside Drive at the railroad trestle
Old Toll Road on Town Mountain
Blue Brier Road, also on Town Mountain
It should be noted that a section of Vance Gap remains closed. This is a gravel section not maintained by the City.
All Biltmore Village streets re-opened Saturday. Public Works will take street cleaning machines for another pass through the village today.
Lyman was opened overnight to Craven Street
Kimberly Road, two sections had been closed Saturday, due to downed powerlines.
Swannanoa River Road, both sections previously closed were re-opened Saturday.
We will update this information as streets re-open.
Bee Tree Lake Road customers remain without water, following a creek bank washout that caused a pipe to rupture. This occurred on Bee Tree Creek, a tributary of the Swannanoa River.
For safety reasons, waters will have to recede before a repair can be made. Right now there is no estimated time of repair.
As a result of flooding on Friday, Carrier Park, French Broad River Park, Amboy Riverfront Park, and Azalea Park — including the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex — are still closed.
Repairs were underway at the soccer complex from flooding that occurred throughout the last half of 2018, and it’s unknown at this time the extent of damage from this flood event. While the majority of the flood waters have receded, a site assessment at JBL can’t begin until the area is free from standing water, tentatively starting the first part of next week. We are asking the public to not enter these areas, especially the soccer complex, until they’re officially reopened for use.
ART routes back to normal
All ART routes are operating on a normal schedule. Please check the Service Alerts webpage at this link for updates.