Buchtel Boil Order CANCELED for SR78, Duncan Dr, Oakley Dr!

Buchtel Boil Order Canceled

The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department has CANCELED the boil order for State Route 78 from Marietta Avenue to the county line, Duncan Drive and North and South Oakley Drive, in the Village of Buchtel. The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department would like to thank Buchtel residents for their patience and understanding during this event.

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TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 3AM MON, 7/28, BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS SEEK SHELTER IF NEEDED!

Tornado Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 3AM MONDAY, 7/28. BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.

REMEMBER, A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 9PM SUN, 7/27, BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS SEEK SHELTER IF NEEDED!

Tornado Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9PM TONIGHT SUNDAY, 7/27. BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND SEEK SHELTER IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES.

REMEMBER, A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO, LOCAL TV, RADIO OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

Crews working Buchtel water line break, boil order until further notice SR 78 Marietta Av to CO line, Duncan, Oakley Drs

Buchtel Boil Order

The 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, Duncan Drive and North and South 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.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS CO FROM 12AM, SUN 7/27 THROUGH 4AM, MON 7/28, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 12AM, SUNDAY 7/27 THROUGH 4AM, MONDAY 7/28.

THE COMBINATION OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND ITS ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE EXCESSIVE RAINFALL TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING. RAIN ACCUMULATIONS COULD RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH THE HEAVIEST STORMS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADS, POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING AREAS, AND BRIEFLY MAKE HYDROPLANING POSSIBLE WHERE WATER RUNS ACROSS ROADWAYS.

CREEKS AND SMALL STREAM COULD BECOME OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND FLOOD NEARBY AREAS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. WHERE STREAMS AND CREEKS COME ACROSS ROADWAYS THE ROAD AND GROUND AROUND THE ROAD COULD BE ERODED. RAINFALL CAN ALSO MAKE GROUND NEAR SWOLLEN STREAM BANKS SOFT MAKING THE SLIDING INTO STREAMS A HIGH RISK. MUDSLIDES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

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.

Nelsonville Madison St has been reopened from Cross St to W Franklin St, the area is safe!

Drive-Safely

The City of Nelsonville Police department has reopened Madison Street, (State Route 78) between Cross Street and West Franklin Street to normal traffic. The suspected illegal methamphetamine lab at 230 Madison Street has been neutralized and the hazard has been removed. The City would like to thank local residents for their patience and understanding during this hazardous event.

Nelsonville Madison St remains CLOSED from Cross St to W Franklin St due to suspected meth lab.

Danger Meth Lab

The City of Nelsonville Police department has CLOSED Madison Street, (State Route 78) between Cross Street and West Franklin Street until further notice. The roadway is being closed due to a suspected illegal methamphetamine lab at 230 Madiso Street. Stay clear of this area and follow instructions of all public safety personnel in the area. More information will be released as needed.

Nelsonville Madison St CLOSED until further notice from Cross St to W Franklin St due to hazardous materials incident.

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville Police department has CLOSED Madison Street, (State Route 78) between Cross Street and West Franklin Street until further notice. The roadway is being closed due to a hazardous material incident from a suspected illegal drug lab. Stay clear of this area and follow instructions of all public safety personnel in the area. More information will be released as needed.