Athens Co Flooding Road Closures 06/22/18, 11:00AM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2018 – 11:00AM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads and State Routes by the Athens County Engineer’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation;

  • Waterloo Twp 25, Hawk Rd, Llewelyn Rd to Fox Lake Rd until 12noon, washed out culvert
  • CR 4 – Glen Ebon Rd, SR691 to SR33
  • CR18 – Potter Rd, SR 550 to CR 48 (New England)
  • CR 31 – Oakdale Rd, CR 87 (Antle Orchard) to Perry Co Line
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Rd, T216 (Pete Smith) to SR 690
  • CR 49 – Joy Creek Rd, SR 550 to Morgan Co Line
  • CR 58 – Frost Rd, T532 (Frost Rd) to T182 (Smith Rd)
  • CR 68 – Johnson Run RD, CR 31 (Oakdale) to Perry Co Line
  • CR 85 – Big Run Rd, SR 329 to Washington Co Line
  • CR 93 – Truetown Road, T332 (Monserat Ridge) to T409 (Oregon Trail)
  • CR 109 – Beebe Rd, T191 (Haga Ridge) to Washington Co Line
  • SR13 – between SR685 and SR329
  • SR13 – between SR329 and SR78
  • SR56 – between Vinton Co line and Athens City Limits
  • SR329 – between SR144 and SR550
  • SR329 – between SR550 and SR13
  • SR356 – between SR681 and SR56
  • SR550 – between SR33 and SR 690
  • SR690 – between SR50 and SR550

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!  Please avoid these areas.

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Athens Co Flooding Road Closures 06/22/18, 8:00AM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2018 – 8:00AM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads and State Routes by the Athens County Engineer’s Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation;

  • CR 4 – Glen Ebon Rd, between SR691 and SR33
  • CR 58 – Frost Rd, between TWP Frost Rd to TWP Smith Rd
  • CR 93 – Truetown Road, between Monserat Rd and Oregon Trail
  • SR13 – between SR685 and SR329
  • SR13 – between SR329 and SR78
  • SR56 – between Vinton Co line and Athens City Limits
  • SR329 – between SR144 and SR550
  • SR329 – between SR550 and SR13
  • SR356 – between SR681 and SR56
  • SR550 – between SR33 and SR 690
  • SR685 – between SR78 and SR13
  • SR690 – between SR50 and SR550

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!  Please avoid these areas.

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Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens Co until 745AM Fri, 6/22/18, seek shelter if threatened!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens County until 745 AM Friday, 6/22/18.

At 1040 PM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that fell earlier Thursday will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen, but up to two inches had fallen upstream. In addition, rainfall amounts over the past two days were as much as three inches.

The Sunday and Monday creeks, and other small streams in the area, were on the rise, and will exceed bankfull overnight in some locations. Several roads have already been impacted, and additional flooding is expected overnight.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, and The Plains.

Additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to a half inch are expected in the warned area overnight, mainly early on.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

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Nelsonville City Council meeting Mon, 6/25/18 at 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Council Meeting

The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH FROM 1PM THU, 6/21/18 TO 2AM, SAT, 6/23/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County from 1 PM, Thursday, 6/21/8 through 2 AM, Saturday, 6/23/18.

Multiple rounds of showers and storms are likely today through Friday. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected each day, with locally higher amounts.

Heavy amounts of rain in short periods of time may cause creeks and streams to rapidly rise out of their banks, along with the potential of flash flooding in urban areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Nelsonville W Washington St CLOSED, Cable Alley to Public Sq, Mon, 6/25/18, 7AM to 4PM, please use an alternate route

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville Water Department will be closing West Washington Street from Cable Alley to the Public Square on Monday, June 25, 2018 for a water hydrant repair from 7:00AM until 4:00PM. Please use an alternate route.  During the same time period water service will be off on West Washington Street from Madison Street to the Public Square. Once repairs are complete and water is restored a boil order will be in effect for the area until further notice.

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ATHENS CO HEAT ADVISORY 1PM TO 8PM, MON, 6/18/18, DRINK FLUIDS, STAY OUT OF SUN, CHECK ON NEIGHBORS AND ELDERLY

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM, Monday, 8/18/2018.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES, 100 to 102 due to temperatures in the lower to mid-90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
  • TIMING, Midday to early evening.
  • IMPACTS, The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.   Heat stroke is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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Nelsonville boil order CANCELED for Grosvenor Street and Marietta Road, thank you for your patience and understanding

Nelso Boil Order Canceled

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for Grosvenor Street from High Street to the end of Grosvenor Street and all of Marietta Road.  We would like to thank those affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NW Athens County until 4:30PM, please seek shelter if threatened by storm!

The National Weather Service in has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 4:30PM.

At 3:55PM, a severe thunderstorm was located over Buchtel, or near Nelsonville, moving south at 10 mph.

  •  HAZARD, 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
  • SOURCE, Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT, Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble and The Plains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Please report severe weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

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Nelsonville Joint Street and Finance Committees meeting Wed, 6/20/18, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The Nelsonville Street and Finance Committees will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 7:00PM in council chambers at City Hall.  The meeting is being held to discuss appropriations, the paving budget and street lights.  The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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