Flood Warning for Athens Co until 130AM Sat, 1/25/20, Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Athens County until 130 AM Saturday 1/25/20.

At 423 PM, the Ohio department of transportation reported road closures and restrictions in Athens county west of Athens.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Coolville, and Chauncey.

Additional rainfall amounts of up to one half inch are possible in the warned area.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas, country roads, farmland and other low-lying spots.

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.