ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM, MON, 6/24/19, WATCH FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9:00 PM, MONDAY, 6/24/2019.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

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Nelsonville Riverside Dr reduced to one lane Wed, 6/26/19, 8AM to 5PM, please use caution on, or use an alternate route

Nelso Road Work

The City of Nelsonville announces that Riverside Drive will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, while engineers are drilling on the roadway. Nelsonville Police will be directing traffic throughout the day.

Please use caution when traveling on Riverside Drive, or use an alternate route.

Western Athens Co Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 11PM, 6/17/19, TAKE SHELTER IF THRETENED!!

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Western Athens County until 1100 PM.

At 1009 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Circleville to 9 miles southeast of Kingston to 8 miles southeast of Chillicothe, moving east at 40 mph.

  • HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts.
  • SOURCE – Radar indicated.
  • IMPACT – Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Shawnee, Chauncey, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Trimble, and ThePlains.

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

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in Charleston West Virginia.

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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.

Nelsonville Dorr Run RD CLOSED, North of Lengyel LN, Mon, 6/17/19 through Wed, 6/19/19, please use an alternate route

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that Dorr Run Road will be closed North of Lengyel Lane on Monday, June 17, 2019 through Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The roadway is being closed for culvert and storm drain repairs and replacement. The City of Nelsonville apologizes for any inconvenience the repairs may cause.

Please use caution when traveling in Dorr Run Road area or use an alternate route.

Nelsonville boil advisory Jackson, Watkins to Desteiguer, Watkins, Jackson to Patton, all Patton, until 4PM, Fri, 6/14/19

Nelso Boil Advisory

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil advisory for Jackson Street from Watkins Street to Desteiguer Street, Watkins Street from Jackson Street to Patton Street, and all of Patton Street. The boil advisory is being issued due to a leak repair on the main water line. The boil advisory will be in effect until Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:00PM, unless notified otherwise.

When a boil advisory is in effect, we ask all who are affected to boil their cooking and drinking water for three minutes before being consumed.

ATHENS CO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 8PM, SUN, 6/2/2019, BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 8:00PM, SUNDAY, 6/2/2019.

REMEMBER, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Athens Co Tornado WARNING until 230AM, Tue, 5/28/19, TAKE COVER NOW!!

Tornado Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Athens County until 230 AM. At 142 AM, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Lake Hope State Park, moving southeast at 40 mph.

 HAZARD – Tornado and quarter size hail.

 SOURCE – Radar indicated rotation.

 IMPACT – Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur.  Tree damage is likely.

This dangerous storm will be near Nelsonville and Buchtel around 150AM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;

TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.