Athens Co Rd 1, Kimberly Road CLOSED, Minkers Run Rd to Wolfe Bennett Rd, Mon, 4/23/18, 8:30AM to 2:30PM, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 1, Kimberly Road, from Township Road 566 Minkers Run Road to County Road 73, Wolfe Bennett Road in York Township.  The roadway will be closed Monday, 4/23/2018 from 8:30AM to 2:30PM.  The roadway is being closed for a culvert replacement project, weather permitting. Please avoid this area.

Nelsonville Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Public Meeting, Thu, 4/26, 6PM, 600 Chestnut, Wesleyan Church Social Hall

Nelso Neighborhood Revitalization

The City of Nelsonville will hold a public meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:00PM.  The meeting will be held at the Wesleyan Church Social Hall, 600 Chestnut Street. The meeting is being held to hear public input on a Neighborhood Revitalization Grant worth $500,000 the City and HAPCAP is working on. The neighborhood selected can be seen on the attached map and includes Polley Field.

The ideas for improvements to be made will come from the citizens of Nelsonville. This event is to hear their ideas! These could include, parks and recreation improvements, safety, curbs and sidewalks, street repair, blight removal, parking and accessibility.

The public is encouraged to come share their ideas to make this effort a success! Food will be provided. If you have questions: please email nelsonvilleplanning@gmail.com

Printable Map – Neighborhood Revitalization Grant map

Neighborhood Revitalization Grant map

Nelsonville street paving and pothole repair to resume 4/16 – 4/20, weather permitting, watch for stopped traffic!

Nelso Pothole Repair

The City of Nelsonville announces that street paving and pothole repair will resume on the following streets in Nelsonville during the week of April 16 – April 20, weather permitting;

  • Franklin Street
  • Back Street
  • Franklin and Adams Street Intersection
  • Franklin and Mound Street Intersection
  • Washington and Fort Street Intersection
  • Washington and Clifford Street Intersection
  • Washington and Adams Street Intersection

Please use an alternate route and watch for stopped traffic! The City of Nelsonville apoloigizes for any inconvenience the pothole repairs may cause.

Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens Co until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18, seek shelter if threatened!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens County until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

At 6:24 PM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has pushed northeast across the warning area with additional moderate to heavy rain expected through 9 PM.  Some minor water issues are being reported in western Vinton County at this time.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Nelsonville, Chauncey, and Buchtel.

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.

ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 5AM, MON, 4/16/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 5:00 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

A cold front with thunderstorms and heavy rain will move through the area today and tonight. Heavy rainfall is expected across Northern West Virginia into Southeast Ohio. Flash flooding of small streams and creeks will be possible.

Rapid rises on streams and creeks may cause flooding of roads and lying 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.

RED FLAG WARNING FOR ATHENS CO FROM 11AM UNTIL 8PM, FRI, 4/13/18, NOT OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in for Athens County from 11AM until 8PM, Friday, 4/13/2018.

  • Winds – Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Timing – 11AM today through 8PM
  • Relative Humidity – As low as 22 percent.
  • Temperatures – In the upper 70s to near 80.
  • Impacts – Fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Red Flag Warning for Athens Co until 8PM, Thu, 4/12/18. NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Athens County until 8PM, Thursday, 4/12/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • WIND – 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.
  • HUMIDITY – 20 to 25 percent.
  • THUNDERSTORMS – None.
  • IMPACTS – Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Fire Weather Watch for Athens Co, 1PM to 7PM, Thu, 4/12/18, outdoor open burning is not permitted!!

Fire Weather Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Athens County, which is in effect from 1:00PM until 7:00PM, Thursday, 4/12/2018.

  • WIND – 15 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
  • HUMIDITY – From 25% lowlands ranging to lower 30% up north.
  • IMPACTS – any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Outdoor open burning and prescribed fires are not permitted.  This includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS – A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

The Ohio Revised Code Section 1503.18 prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.