Athens Co Rd 1, Kimberly Road CLOSED, Minkers Run Rd to Wolfe Bennett Rd, Mon, 4/23/18, 8:30AM to 2:30PM, avoid area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 1, Kimberly Road, from Township Road 566 Minkers Run Road to County Road 73, Wolfe Bennett Road in York Township.  The roadway will be closed Monday, 4/23/2018 from 8:30AM to 2:30PM.  The roadway is being closed for a culvert replacement project, weather permitting. Please avoid this area.

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Athens Twp Rd 30, Ervin Rd CLOSED 3PM, Thu, 4/19 until further notice, between addresses of 6522 – 6600, avoid this area

Road Closed

The Athens Township Trustees will be closing township road 30, Ervin Road at 3:00PM, Thursday, April 19, 2018 until further notice due to a ground slip and public safety.  The road closure is between the addresses of 6522 – 6600 Ervin Road.  Please avoid this area.

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Ohio, Including Athens Co for Storm Damage 2/14/18 to 2/25/18

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Ohio to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides from February 14 to February 25, 2018.

Federal funding is available to the state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding and landslides in Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Columbiana, Gallia, Hamilton, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington counties.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Steven Johnson has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Johnson said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Athens Co Flooding Road Closures 04/16/18, 3:00PM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2018 – 3:00PM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads by the Athens County Engineer’s Office;

  • CR 4 – Glenn Ebon Rd, US33 to SR691
  • CR 17A – Hebbardsville Rd, at McGrath Rd
  • CR 24 – Harmony Rd, South Canaan Rd to Terrell Rd
  • CR 58 – Frost Rd, Smith Rd to bridge
  • CR 109 – Beebe Rd, to Twp 532, Frost Rd

Do not drive into high water, TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!! Please avoid these areas.

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Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens Co until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18, seek shelter if threatened!

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens County until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

At 6:24 PM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has pushed northeast across the warning area with additional moderate to heavy rain expected through 9 PM.  Some minor water issues are being reported in western Vinton County at this time.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Nelsonville, Chauncey, and Buchtel.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.

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ATHENS CO FLASH FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 5AM, MON, 4/16/18, WATCH FOR CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS!

Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 5:00 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

A cold front with thunderstorms and heavy rain will move through the area today and tonight. Heavy rainfall is expected across Northern West Virginia into Southeast Ohio. Flash flooding of small streams and creeks will be possible.

Rapid rises on streams and creeks may cause flooding of roads and lying areas.

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.

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Alexander Twp Rd 41, Setty Rd CLOSED today Fri, 4/13/18, 8AM to 5PM, between addresses 417 and 420, please avoid area

Road Closed

The Alexander Township Trustees will be closing Township Road 41, Setty Road on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM. The roadway will be closed between the addresses of 417 and 420.  The roadway is being closed for a culvert replacement project.  Please avoid this area.

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RED FLAG WARNING FOR ATHENS CO FROM 11AM UNTIL 8PM, FRI, 4/13/18, NOT OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in for Athens County from 11AM until 8PM, Friday, 4/13/2018.

  • Winds – Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Timing – 11AM today through 8PM
  • Relative Humidity – As low as 22 percent.
  • Temperatures – In the upper 70s to near 80.
  • Impacts – Fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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Red Flag Warning for Athens Co until 8PM, Thu, 4/12/18. NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED!!!

Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Athens County until 8PM, Thursday, 4/12/18. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

  • WIND – 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 45 MPH.
  • HUMIDITY – 20 to 25 percent.
  • THUNDERSTORMS – None.
  • IMPACTS – Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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Fire Weather Watch for Athens Co, 1PM to 7PM, Thu, 4/12/18, outdoor open burning is not permitted!!

Fire Weather Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Athens County, which is in effect from 1:00PM until 7:00PM, Thursday, 4/12/2018.

  • WIND – 15 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH.
  • HUMIDITY – From 25% lowlands ranging to lower 30% up north.
  • IMPACTS – any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Outdoor open burning and prescribed fires are not permitted.  This includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS – A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.

The Ohio Revised Code Section 1503.18 prohibits outdoor open burning and prescribed fires in the months of March, April, May, October, and November between 6am and 6pm. This ban includes burning of yard waste, trash, and debris, even in a proper burn barrel.

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