Plowing continues, Asheville Transit to run on 2-hour delay
Unnecessary travel strongly discouraged
(Updated 10 p.m. 12/27/10)
Afternoon sunshine aided the plowing efforts of city of Asheville public works crews, allowing staff to shift attention to secondary roads which were plowed, salted and sanded. Work will continue around the clock for the third consecutive night. Overnight temperatures well below freezing mean black ice is likely, even on plowed roads. Unnecessary travel is strongly discouraged. Motorists should exercise extreme caution, especially when changing speed or direction for curves, hills and intersections. Road designations can be viewed at http://gis.ashevillenc.gov/mapasheville/snowmapper/.
Asheville Transit will operate on a 2-hour delay with service beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Visit www.ashevilletransit.com or call 253-5691 for updates and additional transit information.
Gates at all city parking garages are open, and parking is available free of charge. Downtown residents are encouraged to move vehicles, if possible to do so safely, to parking garages to make room for snow plows and other equipment. Parking will continue to be free in all city garages until at 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Garbage collection will resume tomorrow. The weekly collection schedule will shift by one day. For example, residents who typically have their garbage collected on Monday can expect collection on Tuesday. Those on a Tuesday schedule can expect garbage collection on Wednesday, Wednesday collection will take place Thursday, and Thursday collection will occur Friday.
To report power outages, call Progress Energy at (800) 419-6356. For more information about what to do if you lose power, visit http://progress-energy.com/aboutenergy/stormcentral/outage/index.asp.
In the event of an emergency, citizens are urged to call 9-1-1.
Updates about weather conditions and city services may be found at www.ashevillenc.gov and www.facebook.com/cityofasheville and www.twitter.com/cityofasheville.
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