Athens Co LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY, roads hazardous, travel only if needed, use extreme caution!

Snow Emergency 2

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 10, 2019, 17:25 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution!

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 10, 2019, 16:55 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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Nelsonville BOIL ORDER for High St and Grosvenor St to Harper St until further notice

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for High Street and Grosvenor Street to Harper Street until further notice.  Boil orders are put into place as a result of broken water lines or local flooding. When this happens, the drinking water may have been contaminated which can cause many illnesses.

Here are some tips to keep in mind, should you find yourself in this situation:
• Bring water to a full boil, and boil for three minutes prior to use.
• Use only boiled water for drinking, preparing food or baby formula.
• To improve the flat taste of boiled water, keep cold in refrigerator.
• Put a cup over your faucets as a reminder to not use tap water – not even to brush your teeth!
• Instead of boiling water, you can disinfect water by adding one teaspoon unscented chlorine laundry bleach for every five gallons of water. Let stand 30 minutes before using.
• Be sure to use sanitized food grade containers for storing water.
• To disinfect water storage containers, pour a solution of one tablespoon of unscented chlorine bleach to a gallon of water into a container. Let the solution remain in the container for 10 minutes, then pour out the solution. Rinse with purified water.
• Boiled or disinfected water can be stored for six months.
• Dispose of ice cubes.
• When washing dishes, make sure to sterilize dishes with a final dip in water that has one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water. Disposable tableware is an option during a boil order.
• It is also recommended you sanitize hands when washing. Again, use one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water and rinse hand frequently by pouring rinse over the hands. Use paper towels to dry.
• Water for bathing doesn’t need to be boiled. Supervise children to avoid water being ingested.

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Athens Co Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams until 415PM Wed, 2/6, seek shelter if threatened by flooding

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in Athens County until 415 PM Wednesday, 2/6/19.

At 1016 AM, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated that heavy rain was falling over the area. The heavy rain will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, Glouster, Albany, Coolville. Additional rainfall amounts of up to inch are possible in the warned area.

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

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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ATHENS CO FLOOD WATCH, 12NOON, WED, 2/6/19 to 1PM, THU, 2/7/19, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Athens County from Wednesday 2/6/19 at 12 Noon through Thursday 2/7/19 at 1PM.

Rounds of moderate to heavy rain and the combination of already saturated soils, may cause flooding. Expect to see strong rises in creeks and streams and eventually major rivers. Be prepared for potential closure of some roadways that parallel rivers and creeks.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Athens Co Rd 30, Hocking Parkway CLOSED, Riverside Dr to Hocking College, Mon, 2/11/19, 7AM to Mon, 3/4/19, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 30, Hocking Parkway between Riverside Drive and Hocking College in Nelsonville and York Township on Monday, 02/11/2019 at 7:00AM until approximately Monday, 03/04/2019.  The roadway is being closed for a slip repair project.  Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co snow emergency canceled, drive carefully some hazardous conditions may still exist in remote areas of county

Drive-Safely

ATHENS COUNTY SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED
February 2, 2019, 13:05 hours

The snow emergency for Athens County has been canceled.  Please drive carefully some hazardous road conditions may still exist in remote areas of the county.

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous February 2019, Crimes of the Month

AC crime solvers

The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the February 2019 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to several crimes which have occurred in the City.
Over the course of the past 45 days, the Athens Police Department has responded to 28 reported burglaries.  Primarily these burglaries have taken place in student housing areas over the course of Ohio University’s winter break.  Common items stolen during these burglaries are video gaming systems, laptop computers, televisions, safes, money, and other items.  The board is offering up to a $2000 reward for information on this crime.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.  *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up to a $1000.00 cash reward.  **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.  You may also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org or on Facebook.  Remember!  Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.  Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.

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Nelsonville Street Committee meeting Mon, 2/4/19, 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The Nelsonville Street Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00PM at in council chambers at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss the impact of the winter weather on the streets, (trucks, salt, drivers, pot holes, etc.). The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 1, 2019, 12:40 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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