CORRECTION – Nelsonville Columbus St from September St to the Public Sq closed for Gus Macker Basketball Tournament

Road Closed gus macker

The City of Nelsonville will be closing Columbus Street from September Street to the Public Square starting at 8:00 am on Friday, August 2nd for the 7th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament;

The street will remain closed until Sunday, August 4th at 8:00 pm.  Please use alternate routes to travel in and around the downtown Nelsonville area.  Be careful of the large number of pedestrians in the area over the weekend.

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Buchtel water leak, boil order until further notice, SR78, Marietta Ave to county line, SR685, Duncan Dr, N Oakley Dr

 

Buchtel Boil OrderThe Buchtel Water and Sewer Department announces that crews are making repairs to a water line break.  Some Buchtel customers will experience a water outage until the line is repaired.  A boil order will be in effect until further notice for State Route 78 from Marietta Avenue to the county line, State Route 685, Duncan Drive and North Oakley Drive. 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 recommend 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.

ATHENS CO IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDER STORM WATCH UNTIL 10PM TUE, 7/23. WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

ATHENS COUNTY IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDER STORM WATCH UNTIL 10PM TUESDAY, JULY 23.  WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER.

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.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO THROUGH 6AM TUE, 7/23, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY THROUGH 6AM TUESDAY JULY 23RD.

A VIGOROUS UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT. WITH THE HUMID AIR MASS AND SATURATED SOILS FROM PREVIOUS RAINFALL, NEW RAINFALL COULD EASILY BECOME EXCESSIVE. RAINFALL OF 1.5 TO 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN 3 HOURS COULD CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 1.5 INCHES IN AN HOUR COULD CAUSE URBAN OR OTHER POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING. THE MOST LIKELY TIME PERIOD FOR THE HEAVIEST RAINS WILL BE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.  HEADWATERS RIVERS MAY ALSO HAVE STRONG RISES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

IF YOU LIVE NEAR A FLOOD PRONE STREAM, MONITOR WATER LEVELS FREQUENTLY DURING THE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND STORMS, EVEN LATE AT NIGHT. HAVE A PLAN TO TAKE FAST ACTION SHOULD WATER LEVELS RISE QUICKLY OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

Nelsonville boil order CANCELED Edwards, John, Williams, Frank, Frederick, Grover, Madison Streets

Nelso Boil Order Canceled

The Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for Edwards Street, John Street, Williams Street, Frank Street, Frederick Street, Grover Street from Frederick to Madison Street, Madison Street from Grover Street to the City Limits.  The water system has been fully restored to normal operation.  We apologize for any inconvenience our customers had during the boil order.

ATHENS CO IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM, SAT, 7/20, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

ATHENS COUNTY IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH UNTIL 9PM, SATURDAY, JULY 20TH, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER.

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.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM 2 PM SAT 7/20 THRU 2 PM SUN 7/21, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON SATURDAY JULY 20 THROUGH 2 PM SUNDAY JULY 21.

A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY SAG SOUTH TODAY AND TONIGHT INTO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA. THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE FRONT, HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT, SATURATED SOILS WITH LOW FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE VALUES; SPELL A GOOD CHANCE FOR FLOODING PROBLEMS ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEAST OHIO AND THE NORTHERN HALF OF WEST VIRGINIA FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.  THUNDERSTORMS COULD EASILY PRODUCE A QUICK INCH OR TWO IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

THE BEST CHANCE OF FLOODING PROBLEMS THIS AFTERNOON WILL INITIALLY BE ACROSS THE NORTH…THEN SINKING SOUTHWARD INTO CENTRAL PORTIONS OF WEST VIRGINIA TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

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.