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  Closed between NC-2838/Porter Cove Rd/Exit 55 and I-240/US-74-ALT/Exit 53 - Road closed due to accident.
TYPE: Accident | Serious | Road Closed

  Ramp to I-26/I-240/Exit 46 - Accident.
TYPE: Accident | Minor

  Closed between NC-191/Exit 2 and NC-146/Exit 6 - Road closed due to accident.
TYPE: Accident | Serious | Road Closed

Latest Asheville Car Reports From The News

All lanes reopen, one dead in NC highway crash
Asheville | north carolina |
NC 63 lanes were reopened near the intersection of Oak Hill Drive in Asheville Tuesday after a traffic collision killed one person, according to the Asheville Police Department. Asheville Police Department said at least two people inside the vehicles[...]
Mar 24, 2015 2:34pm | 56 views | source: Yahoo


Hundreds of First Responders Learn Firefighting Skills - WLOS
gaffney | south carolina |
Students focused on techniques for ventilation and ladder work as well as fighting fuel burns at accident scenes. ... sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of[...]
Mar 23, 2015 02:32am | 10 views | source: Google / WLOS

Fatal Wreck in Pisgah National Forest - WLOS
bryson city | north carolina |
News 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and the ...[...]
Aug 04, 2014 02:16am | 137 views | 1 Comment | source: Google / WLOS

Antony Smith killed in car crash Monday - WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
north carolina | Creedmoor Rd |
WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SCA toddler girl staggered, threw up and began kissing everything after a North Carolina restaurant served the 2-year-old girl an alcoholic drink, her parents say. The family says it was dining at a 'Texas Roadhouse' [...]
Oct 16, 2014 10:45am | 1 view | source: Yahoo

Projects would bring 667 apartments to city - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | Fairview Rd |
Asheville Citizen-TimesResident David Ankeney pointed to a 2013 city traffic study that showed Fairview had 211 percent more crashes than similar roads. Following the report, the ... The buildings will meet North Carolina Healthy Built Homes standard[...]
Dec 06, 2014 9:53pm | 1 view | source: Yahoo

Answer Man: What does the state's 'elevator chief' do? - Asheville Citizen-Times
enka | north carolina |
Real answer: &'Although unique in nature, the intersection of Bee Tree Road and Warren Wilson Road has a low accident rate,&' said Anna G. Henderson, division traffic engineer with the Asheville office of the N.C. Department of Transportation. &'We h[...]
Jan 19, 2015 8:36pm | 2 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

Traffic Light to be Installed at Dangerous Merrimon Intersection - WLOS
bat cave | north carolina |
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- State Department of Transportation leaders are joining hands with the City of Asheville to improve a busy crosswalk where a pedestrian was hit and killed last month. ... Faded crosswalk lines were repainted after the fatal crash on[...]
Feb 11, 2015 6:47pm | 3 views | source: Google / WLOS

Significant snow headed to Asheville area - Asheville Citizen-Times
murphy | north carolina |
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that will be in effect from 4 p.m Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday for all of Western North Carolina. ... Long Shoals Road was closed for more than two hours as crews cleared the accident scen[...]
Feb 25, 2015 5:49pm | 35 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

Wreck Closes I-26 Eastbound in Polk County - WLOS
north carolina | I-26 |
26
WLOSWLOS News 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and [...]
Mar 10, 2015 4:18pm | 15 views | source: Yahoo

Overnight snow: treacherous roads, school closings in Asheville area - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | I-40 |
40
Asheville Citizen-TimesMost areas across Western North Carolina received 2-4 inches of snow, which was more than was predicted Monday. .... Another jackknifed tractor-trailer reduced I-40 West to one lane near Ridgecrest before daylight but the wreck[...]
Feb 24, 2015 5:25pm | 68 views | source: Yahoo

Repeats, surprises at state wrestling tourney - Asheville Citizen-Times
raleigh | north carolina |
&'This was no accident,&' Jets coach Mark Harris said. &'We recognized early on ... Daub (52-1) was one of seven Western North Carolina wrestlers to bring home individual gold from the two-day NCHSAA tournament in the Greensboro Coliseum. The rest of[...]
Feb 22, 2015 09:23am | 32 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

3 Mountain Home firefighters hurt in icy road accident - Asheville Citizen-Times
mountain home | north carolina |
The incident happened at about 8 a.m. as firefighters were responding to a traffic accident in Carriage Park, a gated community on a steep mountain off N.C. 191, Henderson County Sheriff's Office Maj. Frank Stout said. The firefighters' injuries did [...]
Jan 14, 2015 7:43pm | 2 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

I-26 lanes reopen following camper accident - Asheville Citizen-Times
I-26 |
26
Asheville Citizen-TimesASHEVILLE Both lanes of Interstate 26 East between Brevard and Long Shoals roads have reopened, as the highway has been cleared following an accident Saturday morning. According to North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a 24-foot[...]
Feb 21, 2015 2:38pm | 276 views | source: Yahoo

More snow predicted for Asheville; temps to plunge - Asheville Citizen-Times
charlotte | north carolina |
According to Highway Patrol trooper Kelly Rhodes, troopers in 17 Western North Carolina counties responded to more than 150 accidents from Monday afternoon, when the snow started, through Tuesday morning. In all, troopers responded to 311 calls for .[...]
Feb 17, 2015 10:53pm | 35 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

Live: WNC roads slick and slow late Monday afternoon - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | I-26 |
26
Asheville Citizen-TimesASHEVILLE - Road conditions were deteriorating around Western North Carolina late Monday afternoon but no major arteries were reported as officially closed. Just before 5 p.m., a State Highway ... Numerous accident reports were[...]
Feb 17, 2015 12:10pm | 51 views | source: Yahoo

Winter weather: Treacherous roads Tuesday, record cold to follow - Asheville Citizen-Times
wilson | north carolina |
According to Highway Patrol trooper Kelly Rhodes, troopers in 17 Western North Carolina counties responded to more than 150 accidents from Monday afternoon, when the snow started, through Tuesday morning. In all, troopers responded to 311 calls for .[...]
Feb 17, 2015 09:10am | 19 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

NC Chamber, others back more transportation funding - Asheville Citizen-Times
tennessee | I-26 |
26
Asheville Citizen-Times&'I-26 serves as a spine that connects Western North Carolina to Tennessee and South Carolina, and yet I-26 comes down to one lane in downtown Asheville,&' she said. &'There are daily backups. They are wrecks along the corridor[...]
Jan 30, 2015 03:05am | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Update: Main roads 'excellent, back roads 'trouble' - Asheville Citizen-Times
kelly | north carolina |
ASHEVILLE - Main roads around Western North Carolina are generally in good condition but there is still plenty of snow on secondary roads around the region, the State Highway Patrol and N.C. Department of Transportation said late Thursday morning.[...]
Feb 26, 2015 4:49pm | 2 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

Calling 911 on a cell? They won't know your address - Asheville Citizen-Times
virginia | 13 |
Asheville Citizen-Times&'A few years ago, we had a small plane crash where the pilot knew he was somewhere near the North Carolina / South Carolina line,&' Stanley said, adding that although the pilot was on the ground, they couldn't get a solid loca[...]
Feb 23, 2015 4:27pm | 7 views | source: Yahoo

Planned I-26 construction projects stay on course - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | I-40 |
40
Asheville Citizen-TimesASHEVILLE - Completing construction work on the I-26 corridor is important because it will reduce congestion and the number of crashes, Rick Tipton, an engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, told the Coun[...]
Feb 06, 2015 6:15pm | 48 views | source: Yahoo

Answer Man: Can Haw Creek intersection be improved? - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | US 70 |
70
Asheville Citizen-TimesIt's less of an issue for me, as I enter Haw Creek and turn right (east), but I still see the potential for a traffic accident. Maybe you can get the city to respond, as I have been unsuccessful. My answer: I would like to answ[...]
Jan 13, 2015 7:20pm | 2 views | source: Yahoo

Election day Q&A: Are interstate political signs legal? - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | NC-11 |
Asheville Citizen-TimesAnswer: Using smart phones in any way at the voting booth is actually an illegal double dip under North Carolina voter laws, which are stricter than most states. The ban on cell phones at polling sites falls first under NC Stat[...]
Nov 04, 2014 10:54pm | 2 views | source: Yahoo

2015 State of the State transcript - WRAL
north carolina | -us-501 |
WRAL.comLadies and Gentlemen, join me in welcoming North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Potts and his wife Lauren. I'm honored to call Trooper Potts a friend. We've played catch at the capitol, and that's been a real thrill for me since Troo[...]
Feb 05, 2015 3:18pm | 22 views | source: Yahoo

Girl, 17, dies in Candler wreck; driver unlicensed - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | -us-501 |
Asheville Citizen-TimesExcessive speed was a factor in the crash, which happened at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday on Dogwood Road near the Monte Vista Road intersection, Rhodes said. Messer was driving a 1996 Chevrolet passenger car - a vehicle owned by Per[...]
Feb 03, 2015 09:57am | 44 views | source: Yahoo

NC Mountain State Fair: details on tickets, parking - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | NC-280 |
Asheville Citizen-TimesIn its 21-year history, the North Carolina Mountain State Fair has followed an established course. But why should it change? ... Getting there: Take Interstate 26 to exit 40 (Asheville Regional Airport), then turn right onto N.[...]
Sep 03, 2014 6:26pm | 3 views | source: Yahoo

Moped Registration Coming To North Carolina - Insurance News Net
north carolina | -us-158 |
Insurance News NetAbout one-third of these crashes and two-thirds of the deaths were on roads with speed limits of 45 mph or faster, according to state Department of Transportation crash statistics. Wake County led the state with 357 moped crashes, n[...]
Jan 29, 2015 05:14am | 17 views | source: Yahoo

WYFF News 4 at 6: January 27, 2015 - WYFF Greenville
north carolina | 41 |
WYFF GreenvilleTHE STORM'S EFFECTS HAVE EXTENDED ALL THE WAY INTO NORTH CAROLINA... AS WE TAKE A LOOK FROM OUR ASHEVILLE SKYCAM... CLOUDY AND COLD ... ANDERSON COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY A TRACTOR TRAILER HAS CRASHED.. AND IT'S SPILLING FUEL ON HIGHWAY 178 [...]
Jan 28, 2015 01:31am | 22 views | source: Yahoo

10 Things to Know for Thursday - WLOS
asheville | north carolina |
Authorities are investigating whether hate or a parking dispute led to the fatal shootings of three Muslims near the University of North Carolina. 3. ... The reporter, whose career spanned five decades, was killed in a car accident in New York City. [...]
Feb 12, 2015 07:01am | 11 views | source: Google / WLOS

North Asheville residents voiced safety concerns before pedestrian fatality - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | I-240 |
240
Asheville Citizen-TimesNeighborhood activists who live near the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Merrimon Avenue had been lobbying city and state traffic engineers for months for safety improvements at the site. Members of the Five Points Neig[...]
Jan 09, 2015 7:32pm | 0 view | source: Yahoo

Missing teens found dead inside submerged car in NC river - WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC
asheville | north carolina |
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. - Two missing teens from Buncombe County have been found dead in a car submerged in the French Broad River Tuesday night. The North Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting that Swayne Nequia Forsythe, ... Bytyqi was reported missin[...]
Jan 21, 2015 4:11pm | 5 views | source: Google / WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Floren

Should cameras be used to enforce bus laws? - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | I-240 |
240
Asheville Citizen-TimesThe legislature passed five different bills from 2005 to 2013 increasing penalties for illegally passing a stopped school bus. Two of the bills bore the names of North Carolina schoolchildren who were hit and killed by vehicles[...]
Nov 24, 2014 10:37pm | 4 views | source: Yahoo

Elderly, families struggle with when to stop driving - Asheville Citizen-Times
north carolina | -us-158 |
Asheville Citizen-TimesIn 2013 in North Carolina, drivers ages 70 and above were involved in 20,708 crashes, including 162 fatal crashes. By contrast, drivers ages 20-29 were involved in 85,486 crashes, including 373 fatals, according to N.C. Divisio[...]
Jan 11, 2015 9:31pm | 33 views | source: Yahoo

Emergency vehicle crashes in Carriage Park
Asheville | north carolina |
A Mountain Home Fire Department vehicle responding to a wreck in Carriage Park skidded down an embankment, sending two firefighters to area hospitals.[...]
Jan 14, 2015 07:18am | 8 views | source: Yahoo

Three children hit by car while walking to school bus - Asheville Citizen-Times
greenville | north carolina |
The accident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. on U.S. 276 (Greenville Highway) at Connestee Trail, according to Highway Patrol Trooper Kelly Rhodes. Two students were airlifted to Mission Hospital - siblings Lisa Conforti, 15, and Sean Conforti, 10 [...]
Dec 19, 2014 6:56pm | 14 views | source: Google / Asheville Citizen-Times

Older Asheville Reports From Our Users

what was it?
Old Fort | North Carolina | I-40 E
Some tyt of accident on I40 E towards Asheville. Didn't see any cars but an ambulance was on the side if the road and emergency vehicles were seen racing to the scene.[...]
Nov 05, 2014 12:55pm | By anonymous | 70 views |


Accident I -26 before Mt Home Exit
Hendersonville | North Carolina | I-26 W
Stop and go traffic fro Hendersonville to Asheville[...]
Oct 19, 2014 11:31am | By KJ | 123 views |

Drainage problem - flash flooding
Asheville | North Carolina | I-26
Traffic backed up on I-26 west from AVL airport to about mm 34. The bridge over the French Broad River. Bridge is full of water and cars need to slow down to 5 mph! Then it clears and speeds increase. Be careful ![...]
Sep 07, 2014 6:58pm | By Wildtruffles | 56 views |


accident exit 5
Asheville | North Carolina | I240
Slow moving traffic [...]
Aug 15, 2014 1:54pm | By anonymous | 83 views |

Traffic standing still on I-26
Hendersonville | North Carolina | I-26 E
Heading towards weigh station, away from asheville towards fletcher...both lanes standing still for miles. at mm 45 currently pulling a fifth wheel[...]
Aug 07, 2014 12:25pm | By Frog | 172 views | 1


BAD WRECK 6 TRUCKS NO HWY PATROL OR WRECKERS ON SCN.
Fletcher | North Carolina | I-26 E
Possibly a bad wreck I26 before Asheville. Unknown fatalities. Traffic backed up 10 miles or so.[...]
Jun 28, 2014 11:21am | By wicked | 366 views |


Hit & Run Rear End Accident
Witness Needed: Asheville | North Carolina | East Of 1500 Patton Avenue
Some jerk rear ended my boyfriend's car yesterday (6/25/14) around 6:05 pm just east of Etc. Consignment Shoppe in West Asheville and drove off. My boyfriend was in shock, and his trunk flew open right after being hit, but he did see that the vehicle[...]
Jun 25, 2014 5:06pm | By Hannah | 91 views |

Standstill for miles & miles
Saluda | North Carolina | I-26 W
Traffic is at a standstill east of Asheville nc on I 26 east[...]
Jun 04, 2014 10:19am | By Jonboy707 | 561 views | 3


Downtown to Weaverville exit 1hr+
Asheville | North Carolina | Newbridge Pkwy
Came eastbound shortly after 11a. Red vehicle overturned with first responders coming to aide of passenger(s). Westbound traffic still at a virtual standstill 3.5+ hours later. Still haven't gotten back to scene of accident. Complicating moveme[...]
Sep 26, 2013 2:47pm | By greggds | 252 views | 1

Standstill around exit 37
Asheville | North Carolina | I-26 W
Traffic is not moving at all[...]
Sep 16, 2013 08:39am | By Dave | 164 views |


Question
QUESTION | Asheville | North Carolina |
Does anyone have any info on a hit and run involving 3 cars around the first week of August? it happened near the Asheville mall just before the red light for the entrance ramp to 240. A dark goldish GMC Jimmy hit 3 cars in the left lane and then th[...]
Sep ptember 28th 2012, 09:22a, Fri September 28th 2012, 09 ember 28th 2012, 09:22am :beam | By ams | 291 views |


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