Travel Alerts for Hurricane Florence

The Asheville area is accessible, open and welcoming visitors following Hurricane Florence. The storm's path tracked farther east than was originally forecast. As a result, Western North Carolina did not see the expected effects of the storm and did not experience flooding. Asheville recorded only 1.44 inches of total rainfall.

Asheville is located more than 300 miles from the coast, and our thoughts remain with those throughout the eastern part of the Carolinas who are recovering from the effects of the storm. Click here for some ways to help support recovery efforts in those communities.

Travel Conditions in North Carolina, September 2018

Getting to Asheville

Asheville and Western North Carolina are accessible from all directions and all major highways/interstates. All Asheville-area hotels and attractions are open, including Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Asheville has plenty of room availability in many different lodging types and welcomes those seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence. Browse our places to stay, or check hotel rates and availability online.

Alert for Travel to Eastern N.C.

The NC Department of Transportation is advising motorists in eastern North Carolina not to travel through areas south of US-264 and east of I-73/I-74. See the red-shaded area of the map above for details. Travelers in the eastern part of North Carolina should closely monitor road conditions and monitor media reports for changes. Travelers can get updated road information from DOT at

Downtown Asheville, N.C. on Monday, September 17, 2018
Photo of downtown Asheville, N.C. taken on September 17, 2018.

Updated 9/21/18 at 2:35 p.m. EDT