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Updated at 8:33 p.m. Feb. 20
Due to the predicted below freezing temperatures and potential for black ice, County offices will open at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21. Emergency and mandated services remain open. For readiness resources visit our BCReady page.
Message from Waste Pro
Waste Pro's Thursday trucks were brought in due to icing concerns leaving 5 routes in Fletcher/Arden/Fairview areas incomplete. Those routes will be completed after noon on Friday, Feb. 21. Any Friday routes not finished will be finished by Saturday afternoon.
Libraries and Parks
All Buncombe County Libraries and Parks will open at 10 a.m.
Early Voting Locations
All early voting locations will open at 10 a.m.
Landfill and Transfer Station
Buncombe County Courthouse
Open at 10 a.m.
Mountain Mobility operating on regular Schedule; Trailblazers delayed start at 8 a.m. (to coordinate with ART start)
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.”
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For City of Asheville emergency alerts, register for AVL Alert at this link. Follow the City's snow blog here.
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.