ATHENS CO IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDER STORM WATCH UNTIL 4AM FRIDAY, 11/1/13, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER!

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

ATHENS CO IS UNDER A SEVERE THUNDER STORM WATCH UNTIL 4AM FRIDAY, 11/1/13, 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.

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Nelsonville Trick-Or-Treat, Still Scheduled for Today, 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Trick 'r Treat

The City of Nelsonville Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night is still being held today, from 5:30 to 6:30PM. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in the Nelsonville area and watch for the children.

Hocking College will host a free annual Community Halloween event at the Student Center Multiplex immediately following Nelsonville Trick or Treat. The event will last from 6-9 p.m. and will include an inflatable playground, climbing, fair food, costume contests, face painting and crafts.

Nelsonville Trick-Or-Treat, Thur, 10/31, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Use Caution While Driving!

Trick 'r Treat

The City of Nelsonville announces that Trick-Or-Treat; Beggar’s Night will be held on October 31, 2013, from 5:30 to 6:30PM. Drivers are urged to use extreme caution while driving in the Nelsonville area and watch for the children.

Hocking College will host a free annual Community Halloween event at the Student Center Multiplex immediately following Nelsonville Trick or Treat. The event will last from 6-9 p.m. and will include an inflatable playground, climbing, fair food, costume contests, face painting and crafts.

Buchtel water line break causes outage and boil order until further notice

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 Franklin St, Marietta Ave, Euclid Ave, N Akron Ave, Lauderback  Rd , Water Street, Duncan Dr, Oakley Dr, SR 78 & 685 from Marietta Ave to the county line. 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.

FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 2AM TO 10AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH

Freeze Warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 10 AM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25.

TEMPERATURES – UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.

TIMING – TEMPERATURES WILL FALL SLOWLY OVERNIGHT, REACHING THEIR LOWEST LEVELS AROUND 6 TO 8 O`CLOCK FRIDAY MORNING.

IMPACTS – SENSITIVE PLANTS AND VEGETATION MAY BE DAMAGED OR KILLED IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN TO PROTECT THEM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR HIGHLY LIKELY. THESE CONDITIONS WILL KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

Nelsonville boil order until further notice, High St from Grosvenor St to 510 High St

Nelso Boil Order

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for the following areas until further notice due to a water line repair, High Street from Grosvenor Street to 510 High 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 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.

Phase III – Jefferson/Watkins St Project starts Mon, 10/28/13. Jefferson St, Columbus St to Washington St CLOSED

 

Nelso Road ClosedThe City of Nelsonville announces Phase III of the Jefferson/Watkins Street Project will begin on Monday, October 28, 2013.  Street closures will be Jefferson Street from Columbus Street to Washington Street .  Residents on Terrace and ME Street will detour on the alley between Columbus and Washington during construction.  Phase II will remain closed to traffic.