Waynesville street conditions hazardous

By Vicki Hyatt | Feb 13, 2014

In an early morning update to the town's mayor and governing board, Waynesville Town Manager Marcy Onieal advised people to stay at home if at all possible.

"We had to close Pigeon Street late yesterday for some time due to wrecks going down the mountain," she wrote in an email. "A semi jack-knifed on Russ Avenue last night around 9 p.m., but the scene was cleared quickly.  There were no injuries or service outages reported overnight or at this time."

Early Thursday morning, Onieal said South Main Street between the cemetery and Auburn Drive is closed due to a large tree which has fallen across power lines and is in danger of falling into the roadway."

All town offices will remain closed Thursday, which is the case with Haywood County and other municipal offices across the county. All public safety, utilities and public services employees in the town are working 12-hour continuous shifts to clear streets and address fallen tree problems that could impact utility services.

Shift change for snow plowing crews occurred at 7 a.m., and crews will continue to plow and apply salt as the weather warms up.

"Currently, driving conditions throughout town and on the highway are hazardous and I would recommend that you stay off the roads if possible," she advised.

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