The City of Nelsonville announces that street paving will be done in the Pine Grove Drive area on Thursday, May 17, 2018, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Paving will start on Upper Pine Grove Drive and continue down the street to West Canal Street. There will be limited access to the area during the paving process. The City of Nelsonville apologizes for any inconvenience this project may cause. Please drive safely.
The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be extending the closure of Athens County Road 1, Kimberly Road, from Township Road 268 Perry Ridge Road to County Road 2, Connett Road in York Township. The roadway will remain closed until Thursday, 5/17/2018 at 3:30PM. The roadway is being closed for multiple culvert replacements, weather permitting. Please avoid this area.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern Athens County until 230 PM.
At 142 PM, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 8 miles east of Perry State Forest to near Logan, moving east at 30 mph.
- HAZARD – 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
- SOURCE – Radar indicated.
- IMPACT – Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees.
Locations impacted include Glouster, Nelsonville, Buchtel, Jacksonville, Murray City, Trimble, and Burr Oak State Park.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
Please report severe weather to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.
You may also report severe weather by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR ATHENS COUNTY UNTIL 9PM, MONDAY, 5/14/18.
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.
The City of Nelsonville announces that Monroe Street will be closed from Fayette Street to East Columbus Street, Friday, May 11, 2018 and Saturday, May 12, 2018. The roadway will be closed each day from 8:00AM until 4:00PM. The roadway is being closed for a Columbia Gas construction project. Please use an alternate route.
The City of Nelsonville Water Department has canceled the boil order for Grover Street, from Scott Street to Fredrick Street. We would like to thank those affected by this incident for their patience and understanding.
The Nelsonville City Council will hold a regular Council meeting on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be extending the closure of Athens County Road 1, Kimberly Road, from Township Road 268 Perry Ridge Road to County Road 2, Connett Road in York Township. The roadway will remain closed until Tuesday, 5/15/2018 at 3:30PM. The roadway is being closed for multiple culvert replacements, weather permitting. Please avoid this area.
The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department has CANCELED the boil order for North and South Oakley, Duncan and State Route 78 from Marietta Avenue to the County line and State Route 685. The Buchtel Water and Sewer Department would like to thank the affected residents for their time and patience during this incident.
The City of Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order until further notice for Grover Street, from Scott Street to Fredrick Street.
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.