Buchtel water line repair causes outage and boil order until further notice for Village of Buchtel

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. Once repairs are completed a boil order will be in effect for the entire village of Buchtel 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 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.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Athens Co Rd 49, Joy Rd CLOSED, SR377 to Morgan Co, Mon, 12/15, to Fri, 12/19, 8AM to 3:30PM daily, please avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 49, Joy Road from State Route 377 to the Morgan County line in Bern Township Monday, December 15th, through Friday, December 19th from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM daily, weather permitting. The road is being closed for the replacement of four culverts. Please avoid this area.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Athens Co Rd 37, Concord Church Rd CLOSED at Co Rd 86, N Concord Church Rd, Mon, 12/15, 8AM to 3:30PM, please avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 37, Concord Church Road at the intersection of County Road 86, North Concord Church Road in Ames Township Monday, December 15th, from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM, weather permitting. The road is being closed for culvert replacement. Please avoid this area.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

E State St in Athens Closed in Front of Community Center Avoid Area, Follow Detours

Road Closed Barricade

There is a power line down across East State Street in front of the Athens Community Center. Police and Fire have blocked all lanes of the street while AEP replaces the line and broken pole. Motorists should avoid the area or use Route 50 around the area. The Community Center parking lot is also being used as a detour. The repairs should be completed sometime by late morning according to the crew on site.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

ATHENS CO FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT UNTIL 9 AM TUE, 12/2, ICE MAY FORM ON SIDEWALKS, ROADS, BRIDGES!

Freezing Rain Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT UNTIL 9 AM TUESDAY 12/2.

HAZARD TYPES – FREEZING RAIN.

ICE ACCUMULATIONS – A TENTH OF AN INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE.

TIMING – BEGINNING AROUND MIDNIGHT TO 2 AM.

IMPACTS – ICE COULD FORM ON SIDEWALKS AND ROADS, ESPECIALLY BRIDGES, MAKING THEM SLICK.

TEMPERATURES – IN THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

PLEASE REPORT ICE ACCUMULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE, 1-800-401-9535, WHEN YOU CAN DO SO SAFELY. THIS PHONE NUMBER IS TO BE USED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY.

YOU CAN ALSO REPORT WINTER WEATHER BY POSTING YOUR REPORT TO THE CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FACEBOOK PAGE OR BY USING THE TWITTER HASHTAG, #NWSRLX.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE SOURCE OF WEATHER INFORMATION FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN ALSO BE FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/RLX.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Athens County Emergency Warning Sirens will be tested at 12 Noon 12/3 in Nelsonville, The Plains, New Marshfield

Siren Test

The outdoor emergency warning sirens in Nelsonville, The Plains and New Marshfield will be tested at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, with a one minute sounding of the sirens. Local residents are asked not to call local emergency agencies inquiring why the sirens are sounding.

The outdoor warning siren system is normally tested on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. The monthly test will be cancelled if severe weather is threatening. If severe weather cancels the test it will be postponed until the next month. There are three conditions that result in the warning sirens being activated in Athens County.

  • Severe Weather
  • When the National Weather Service initiates a Tornado Warning for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
  • When the National Weather Service initiates a Severe Thunderstorm Warning (winds 58+ mph, large hail, severe lightening and heavy rains), for an area that includes areas of Athens County.
  • When there is an actual enemy or terrorist attack against the United States has been detected and is threatening areas of Athens County and protective action should be taken immediately.
  • When a public safety emergency occurs the sirens will be used to alert the public of emergencies such as hazardous materials incidents and civil disturbances.

When the outdoor warning sirens are sounded for an emergency they will be activated for five minutes. When you hear the warning sirens you should do the following;

  1. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 to ask why the sirens are sounding as this can overload the 9-1-1 emergency response system.
  2. Remember, outdoor warning sirens are just that, out-door warning. The sirens are meant to be heard outside to signal you to go indoors and tune your radio or television station to the local Emergency Alert System (EAS) Station. As homes continue to become more energy efficient and sound proofing enhanced, outdoor warning sirens that once could be heard decades ago inside of a home can no longer be heard. That’s why other means of warning are in place.
  3. Go immediately to a safe area in your home or building, if high winds, severe thunder and lightning are present.
  4. If you are outside away from possible shelter, lie flat on the ground away from trees until the storm passes. If in a vehicle, get out and find a more substantial structure.
  5. Carry a battery operated radio or NOAA all hazard alert radio to your safe area. You will know when the storm or emergency has passed and when it is clear to leave your safe area.
  6. Athens County SIRENS DO NOT identify specific types of storms or emergencies, therefore you should immediately seek shelter and tune to local television or radio for further information.
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Athens Co Rd 97, Pearl Wood Rd CLOSED for 30 days 1000 ft north of the Meigs line starting Tue, 12/2, please avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing County Road 97, Pearl Wood Road 1000 feet north of the Meigs County line in Alexander Township for 30 days, starting Tuesday, December 2nd. The road is being closed to repair a slip in the roadway. Please avoid this area.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Coolville 72 hour boil order for entire Village of Coolville, boil order will expire on Sat, 11/29 at 1:30 PM

Boil Order Coolville

The Coolville Water Department announces a 72 hour boil order for the entire Village of Coolville. The boil order will expire on Saturday, November 29th at 1:30 PM. 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.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Black Friday and Holiday Shopping, Basic Safety Tips!

Black Friday Safety

The holiday shopping season is already well underway and Black Friday is this Friday, 11/28. We would like to remind you to keep these basic safety tips in mind this coming weekend and throughout the holiday season.

  1. Keep gifts and other items of value out of sight in your vehicle.
  2. Make sure your vehicle is locked and take your keys with you.
  3. Don’t leave wallets, purses, cash, or credit cards in your vehicle.
  4. If you start your shopping late at night, or early in the morning, it is always good to go with a friend or relative.

Every year there are parked vehicles illegally entered during the holidays, sometimes with a large loss of gifts and other valuables. Opportunists wander the parking areas looking for tempting targets. Please don’t give them any reason to notice your vehicle. Law Enforcement will be patrolling shopping areas, but don’t give thieves a reason to look at your vehicle. We hope you have a safe and fun shopping adventure.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Athens Co RD 17, Fisher Rd Reopened to Traffic, Please Drive Safely!

Drive-Safely

Athens Co RD 17, Fisher Rd Reopened to Traffic, Please Drive Safely!

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment