Friday - Nov 24, 2017

Asheville roads reopen after Monday’s storm


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Updated information:

  • The City of Asheville Street Division has closed Skyview Place near 1 Skyview Place due to a mudslide.  City staff are working to ensure residents can access their property. The repairs are expected to continue into next week.
  • Street Division crews are working to clear mud off of Azalea Road today.
  • The Cambridge Road mudslide has been cleaned up and the road is reopened.
  • The river access point at the Craven Street Bridge on the French Broad River has been closed today, due to high water.
  • The greenway access parking lot on Amboy Road is closed until waters recede and staff can clear the mud off of the parking lots.
  • Stormwater Services crews are clearing storm drains of debris from the storm and from fallen leaves that tend to collect in these areas during the fall season.

 

Original story:

Waters that rose in heavy rain, flooding some Asheville streets Monday, have now receded and streets have reopened.

Call volumes to Asheville emergency phones had returned to normal by 10 p.m. Monday as minor flooding receded. A large tree that fell over in an Amboy Road landslide in West Asheville cut off that major commuter route. The NCDOT maintains Amboy Road. They got it cleared and reopened in time for Tuesday morning’s commute.

Asheville Public Works staff spent Monday and into the overnight out monitoring streets and stream levels, closing roads as necessary. Some issues remain on Azalea Road, so proceed with caution when traveling in that area.

Public Works Streets Division Manager Chad Bandy said Cambridge and Skyview streets had mudslides on them that crews plan to address starting today. Crews have cleanup work to with mud on Azalea Road as well.

The National Weather Service reported that Asheville received 2 ½ inches of rain on Monday, a record for this date.

The storms knocked out power to hundreds of North Carolina residents. As of Tuesday morning, a Duke Energy power outage map showed some scattered outages in the Asheville area.

 

 

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