Buncombe County offices close at noon, Feb. 20

Press release from Buncombe County:

County Offices Closing at noon, Feb. 20
Due to the predicted snow accumulation for this afternoon, County offices will be closing at noon today. Emergency and mandated services remain open.

Libraries and Parks
All Buncombe County Libraries and Parks will close at noon today and will follow the County’s closing schedule.

Early Voting Locations
All early voting locations will close at noon today and will follow the County’s closing schedule.

Landfill and Transfer Station
Both will remain open at this time.
Buncombe County Courthouse

District Court will close at 12:30 p.m.
Superior Court is in session. The Courthouse will remain open.
Coordinated response
The City of Asheville is working in partnership with Buncombe County for a coordinated response to this snow event.

“One of my main priorities is to forge an alliance of first responders working together,” said new Buncombe Emergency Services Director Taylor Jones. “We are following the weather very closely and are working with multiple agencies across the region to coordinate readiness efforts.”

Follow us for preparedness information
Follow us on Facebook for the latest on closing information and visit BCReady for emergency preparedness information, such as a list of emergency supplies for a preparedness kit. Scroll down the page to find emergency numbers, such as who to contact if your power goes out.

For City of Asheville emergency alerts, register for AVL Alert at this link.

Code Purple called
The Asheville Homeless Coalition has called a Code Purple for Thursday and Friday. Please encourage those who need shelter from the frigid temps to seek it! Here is a link to resources: http://bit.ly/2WrXnde.


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