FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO FROM 6PM SUN, 1/11 TO 6AM MON, 1/12, WATCH FOR CHANGING CONDITIONS.

Freezing Rain Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING SUNDAY 1/11 TO 6 AM MONDAY 1/12.

HAZARD TYPES – AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN.

ICE ACCUMULATIONS – A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS.

IMPACTS – A THIN FILM OF ICE COULD FORM ON UNTREATED ROADS, SIDEWALKS AND VEHICLES. SURFACES THAT APPEAR WET MAY BE ICY.  DUE TO THE RECENT COLD WAVES, SOME SURFACES MAY BECOME ICY EVEN WITH AN AIR TEMPERATURE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING.

TEMPERATURES – 30 TO 35.

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 EXTRA 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.

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About Athens County Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Management Agency is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the county and citizens residing in it, are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters.
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