Mush Run Road Closure

As reported from the County Engineers office, Mush Run Road (County Rd 34) will close Thursday 3/21/19 at 8am for approximately 45 days from Thompson Ridge Road (Twp Rd 224) to New England Road (County Rd 48). The closure is for a bridge replacement southeast of Thompson Ridge Road.  Athens Co Road Closed

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Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous March 2019, Crimes of the Month

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The following incident has been listed by Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous as the March 2019 Crimes of the Month.

The Athens Police Department is requesting your information pertaining to crimes which have occurred in the City.
On February 25, 2019 at approximately 3:00 AM, the Athens Police Department responded to 542 Richland Ave., Pete’s BP.  It was determined a white male had forcibly entered the business and tampered with items inside.  The suspect had fled the area prior to officers arriving at the business.  Two days later on February 27, 2019 at approximately 4:00 AM, it appears the same individual again forcibly entered the business and stole items.  The board is offering up to a $2000 reward for information on this crime.

Athens County Crime Solvers Anonymous is offering a cash reward for information on the above crime if that information leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.  *Information on serious misdemeanors will be limited up to a $1000.00 cash reward.  **Any information that leads to the arrest of an individual responsible for graffiti, the board can authorize up to a $500.00 cash reward. If you have information on these crimes, please call (740) 594 – 3331.  You may also visit our website at www.crimesolversofathens.org or like us on Facebook.  Remember!  Crime Solvers Anonymous needs your information and not your name so that your information can be passed onto the proper authorities.  Help us to help Athens County become a safer place.

 

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Athens Co Rd 10, Baker Rd CLOSED, Marion Johnson Rd to Fox Lake Rd until further notice, please avoid this area

Athens Co Road Closed

The Athens County Engineer’s Office has closed Athens County Road 10, Baker Road between Athens County Road 78, Marion Johnson Road and Athens County Road 81, Fox Lake Road in Athens Township until further notice.  The roadway has been closed for a ground slip which has made the roadway unsafe.  Please avoid this area.

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Canaan TWP RD 223, Buckley Run RD CLOSED, 1.5 miles N of US Route 50/32, until further notice, please avoid this area

Road Closed

The Canaan Township Trustees have closed Township Road 223, Buckley Run Road approximately 1.5 miles North of US Route 50/32, until further notice. The roadway has been closed due to a ground slip damaging the road.  Please avoid this area.

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Athens Co Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams until 315AM Wed, 2/13/19, seek shelter if threatened

Flood Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in Athens County until 315 AM Wednesday, 2/13/2019.

At 612 PM EST, heavy rainfall was continuing to occur across the warned area. Area creeks and streams are currently either bankfull, or have minor flooding starting to occur. Rain is starting to slowly taper off across the area, however, creeks and streams will continue to rise over the next several hours, leading to localized flooding.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Athens, Nelsonville, and Glouster.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. All interested parties should take necessary precautions immediately.

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 Flooding Road Closure 02/12/19, 3:00PM, Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Athens Co Road Closed Flooding

Athens County Engineer’s Office
February 12, 2019 – 3:00PM

High water has been reported on the following Athens County roads and State Routes;

  • CR 4 – Glen Ebon Road, CLOSED, US33 to SR691
  • CR 24 – Harmony Road, RESTRICTED, Terrell RD to CR24A
  • CR 24 – South Canaan Road, RESTRICTED, CR24A to Mansfield RD
  • CR 34 – Dutch Creek Road, CLOSED, SR690 to Pete Smith RD
  • CR 58 – Frost Road, CLOSED, Smith RD to Frost RD
  • SR13 – RESTRICTED, Between SR 329 and SR 78
  • SR56 – CLOSED, Between Vinton Co. line and Athens Corp
  • SR144 – CLOSED, Between US 50 and SR 329
  • SR356 – CLOSED, Between SR 681 and SR 56

 

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

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ATHENS CO WIND ADVISORY, 10PM TUE, 2/12/19 TO 10AM WED, 2/13/19, WINDS 20 TO 30MPH, GUSTS TO 40MPH

Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect from 10PM Tuesday, 2/12/19 to 10AM Wednesday, 2/13/19.

  • WINDS – Becoming sustained west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph at times. Period of locally stronger winds possible.
  • TIMING – Strong winds tonight and Wednesday morning. Peak of strongest winds from late evening through the overnight hours.
  • IMPACTS – Gusty winds will blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result. Weak or diseased trees could be blown down.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph for more an hour, or wind gusts of 46 to 57 mph for any duration are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 11, 2019, 4:45 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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Athens Co LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY, roads hazardous, travel only if needed, use extreme caution!

Snow Emergency 2

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 10, 2019, 17:25 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 2 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution!

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Athens Co LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY. roadways hazardous, blowing, drifting snows, icy, drive very cautiously!

Snow Emergency 1

ATHENS COUNTY LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY
February 10, 2019, 16:55 hours

Athens County is under a LEVEL 1 SNOW EMERGENCY.  Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

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