Although Asheville and other areas of Western North Carolina weren’t hit nearly as hard as portions of South Carolina, the recent storms have left their mark on local roadways. Officials in Buncombe County have been working tirelessly to clean up and reopen impacted stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, rangers and roadway crews have been cleaning branches, leaves, fallen rocks, trees and other debris from the roadway to improve safety for motorists in North Carolina. Drivers are encouraged to make safe decisions behind the wheel, before, during and after inclement weather.
Safe Driving After Poor Weather
Although we typically think of rain, wind, sleet, snow and other weather conditions as being a primary factor in whether or not roadway conditions will be safe, it’s important to remember that even after a storm is over, road conditions can still be just as dangerous. This recent storm was a prime example for drivers in and around Asheville. The Blue Ridge Parkway and other local roadways had debris littered all over. Thankfully, cleaning crews and officials cleared the roadways as quickly as possible.
Bad Weather Accidents in Asheville
Most officials agree, if you can avoid driving in bad weather, you should. If you do have to drive during or after a storm, remember to adjust your speed for the conditions and drive safely. Just because the speed limit is posted at 55 miles per hour, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe to drive that fast under all weather and road conditions. Most importantly, if you come upon a flooded roadway, remember to turn around, so you don’t drown.
Safe Travels on Carolina Roadways
As of Monday afternoon, officials and crews had all but a small stretch of Blue Ridge Parkway reopened, and drivers are reminded to navigate all roadways safely and slowly, especially during bad weather or in the aftermath of a storm.
The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest heartfelt condolences to all of those who have lost loved ones and family members in the historic Carolina floods, and we also wish everybody impacted by the storm a swift, safe and full return to their regular lives.