Athens Co Winter Weather Advisory 6AM Sun, 3/3/19 to 4AM Mon, 3/4/19, 3 to 5 inches of snow possible, caution traveling

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Athens County from 6AM Sunday, 3/3/19 to 4AM Monday, 3/4/19, 3 to 5 inches of snow.

  • WHAT – Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches expected.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and the northern half of West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 6 AM Sunday to 4 AM Monday.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Travel could be very difficult.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS;
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving. Additional information can be found at https://www.weather.gov/rlx as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Nelsonville Woodlane Dr Bridge one lane traffic Tue, 3/5, Wed, 3/6, 8AM to 5PM, use an alternate route

Nelso One Lane Road

The City of Nelsonville announces that Woodlane Drive Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 and Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, while engineers are working on the bridge. Nelsonville Police will be directing traffic throughout the day at the bridge.

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

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

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ATHENS COUNTY SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED
March 1, 2019, 06:05 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 Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 28, 2019, 22:45 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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6 Ways to Avoid Telemarketing Fraud, if you get a phone call that sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

Nelso phone scam Safety

The caller had offered a great deal. For a deposit of only $188, you save 50 percent on a $1,000 Caribbean cruise. But months later, when you try to reschedule the trip, you figured out that the pitchman was a crook, the cruise line didn’t exist, and you have been scammed.

With no company to challenge and the money trail cold, it was no longer a case for a consumer advocate, but rather the district attorney.

Of course, it’s not your fault that you were ripped off. Telemarketing fraud is a disease of the modern age, accounting for 19 percent of all fraud complaints reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Many of the 84,075 victims, could have better protected themselves against telephone fraud by remembering a few basic rules.

1.      Don’t Call Me. The first rule of telemarketing safety is to ignore pleas and pitches of anyone who calls you uninvited, including sales people, charities and even companies with whom you already do business. You have no way to confirm they are who they say they are. Don’t rely on your caller ID, either. That can be faked. 

2.      Give Them Nothing. Fraudsters are hunting for information. Your best defense is to tell them nothing, and I mean nothing. If they try to confirm your name, don’t tell them. If they ask if your spouse is home, don’t reply. If they want to verify your address, hang up. Any bit of information you give to scammers, including even your name, can be a tool they use to part you from your money or otherwise harm you.

3.      I’ll Call You. If the callers insist they have to speak with you, for example, they are from your bank and need to give you important information, tell them you will call them directly. At this point, fraudsters will often offer a phone number for you to call as proof they are who they say they are. Don’t believe them. Instead of accepting the phone number they offer, you’re much safer looking up the number independently, in the Yellow Pages or on the Internet. If the caller says he’s with a company that you’re already doing business with, such as a utility or phone company, you can also call the number on the monthly billing statement.

4.      Stay Alert. Even if you initiate the call, you might not be safe. Before you give any personal or financial information over the phone, check out the company’s credentials, ask the person to mail you information, check with the Better Business Bureau, take a look at the company’s website and ask for references.

5.      Take Your Time. Scammers often try to create a false deadline. If you feel pressured to make a decision, hang up. You’ve spent a lifetime earning your money. You deserve a little time to choose how to spend it.

6.       Be Part of the Solution. You can help prevent others from falling victim to scammers. The early warning system for the Federal Trade Commission is every one of us. If you’ve received a call, mailing or email you think might be from a scammer, report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission by calling its consumer hot line at 877-FTC-HELP (877-382-4357) or go to http://www.ftc.gov/phonefraud. The Federal Trade Commission also has a good video on the topic, https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/audio-video/video/hang-phone-fraud.

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Nelsonville Finance Committee meeting Mon, 3/4/19 at 7PM, the public is invited and encouraged to attend

Nelso Committee Meeting

The City of Nelsonville Finance Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:00PM in council chambers at City Hall.  The meeting is being held to discuss the City’s annual rental fees, street sweeper and finances. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Nelsonville low to no water pressure, Grosvenor St and Marietta Ave, Grosvenor St water line replacement completed

Nelso Low Water Pressure

The City of Nelsonville Water Department is currently replacing water lines on Grosvenor Street. Until this project is completed customers on Grosvenor Street and Marietta Avenue may experience low to no water pressure.

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Athens Co Wind Advisory 7AM to 8PM, Sun, 2/24/19, wing gusts 40 to 50 mph, watch for changing weather conditions

Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect from 7 AM to 8 PM Sunday, 2/24/2019.

  • WINDS – West 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.
  • TIMING – Sunday morning into Sunday evening.
  • IMPACTS – Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for more an hour, or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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

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ATHENS COUNTY SNOW EMERGENCY CANCELED
February 20, 2019, 10:30 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 Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 20, 2019, 03:55 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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