Press release from the City of Asheville (UPDATED 4:15 p.m.):
Several roads remain closed in Asheville due to heavy rains from Thursday and Friday. Gauges along the Swannanoa River indicate the water levels are receding and the water appears to have crested in Biltmore Village.
Gauges along the French Broad indicate the river is still rising and will continue to do so until early morning on Saturday.
Flood levels on the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers can be tracked at the FIMAN website.
We encourage residents to remain alert in flood prone areas. Asheville Public Works staff continue to monitor the road conditions and will reopen closed streets only when it is safe to do so. For your safety, do not drive around or move barricades.
These streets remain closed:
Azalea Road between the soccer complex and near Gashes Farm Road.
Riverside Drive at the railroad trestle located between Hill Street on the North and Craven Street on the south.
Swannanoa River Road from Glendale to Biltmore Ave.
Thompson Street from Glendale to Biltmore Ave.
Druid Drive from New Leicester Ave to Patton Ave
Lyman Street near the intersection of Riverside Drive
Sweeten Creek Road, Reed Street and other side streets in Biltmore Village.