Haywood/Brevard Road-area residents heard a big boom last night. Didn’t sound like a transformer or the crash of connecting boxcars. (There were also reports of a transformer being hit in the Farmer’s Market area, but the louder boom seems to be unrelated.)
Facebook reports a small crater on Hudson Street near Yale Avenue.
From resident Edward Maglott on Facebook:
there’s a divot in the earth on the side of the road, about 6-8″ diameter, 3-4″ deep, grass and dirt blown away from it. There was a flash and lots of smoke, nobody saw a car.
another officer on radio speculating a gas line or underground electric. smelled like gunpowder to me
Discussion thread from West Asheville Watch here.
Brief Mountain Xpress mention here: Mysterious explosion in West Asheville