Wind Chill Advisory

Wind Chill Advisory in effect for Athens County from midnight tonight to 12PM, Monday, 1/1/18.

  • WHAT – Very cold wind chills expected. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. Expect wind chills to range from zero to 12 below zero.
  • WHERE – Perry, Morgan, Athens, Washington and Vinton Counties.
  • WHEN – From midnight tonight to noon Monday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves.

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

Snow Emergency 2

December 30, 2017, 12:00 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.

Athens Co Winter Weather Advisory for snow 7PM, Fri, 12/29/17 to 10AM, Sat, 12/30/17, watch for changing road conditions!

Winter Weather Advisory

Athens County Winter Weather Advisory for snow in effect from 7PM, Friday, 12/29/17 to 10AM, Saturday, 12/30/17.

  • WHAT – Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected.
  • WHERE – Portions of southeast Ohio and central, northern and western West Virginia.
  • WHEN – From 7 PM this evening to 10 AM Saturday.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS – Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for all of Mill Street until further notice

Nelso Boil Order

The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for all of Mill 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.