Sunday: More roads re-open, some remain closed, following flood

TEST post flood road cleaning continues in Biltmore Village
Public Works crews continue cleaning mud off of Biltmore Village Streets on Easter Sunday.

 

Asheville Public Works crews remain out on our streets, monitoring river overflow levels and road closures.

Here is where things stand on this Easter Sunday.

 

Roads that remain closed

Inglewood Road at Elk Mountain Scenic Highway

Riverside Drive at the railroad trestle

Old Toll Road on Town Mountain

Blue Brier Road, also on Town Mountain

It should be noted that a section of Vance Gap remains closed. This is a gravel section not maintained by the City.

 

 

Reopened

All Biltmore Village streets re-opened Saturday. Public Works will take street cleaning machines for another pass through the village today.

Amboy Road

Azalea Road

Caribou Road

Druid Drive

Lyman was opened overnight to Craven Street

Kimberly Road, two sections had been closed Saturday, due to downed powerlines.

Swannanoa River Road, both sections previously closed were re-opened Saturday.

 

We will update this information as streets re-open.

 

Water outage

Bee Tree Lake Road customers remain without water, following a creek bank washout that caused a pipe to rupture. This occurred on Bee Tree Creek, a tributary of the Swannanoa River.

For safety reasons, waters will have to recede before a repair can be made. Right now there is no estimated time of repair.

Parks

As a result of flooding on Friday, Carrier Park, French Broad River Park, Amboy Riverfront Park, and Azalea Park — including the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex — are still closed.

Repairs were underway at the soccer complex from flooding that occurred throughout the last half of 2018, and it’s unknown at this time the extent of damage from this flood event.  While the majority of the flood waters have receded, a site assessment at JBL can’t begin until the area is free from standing water, tentatively starting the first part of next week.  We are asking the public to not enter these areas, especially the soccer complex, until they’re officially reopened for use.

 

 

ART routes back to normal

All ART routes are operating on a normal schedule. Please check the Service Alerts webpage at this link for updates.

 

Related

Saturday report: Some streets re-open, after torrential flooding

Friday report: Asheville river corridors flood, prompting road closures

How to stay plugged into City of Asheville information about road closures during flooding events