FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 11AM THIS MORNING, THU 1/29, WATCH FOR ICE COVERED AREAS!

Freezing Rain Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM THIS MORNING, THURSDAY 1/29.

HAZARD TYPES – PATCHES OF FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE.

ICE ACCUMULATIONS – A THIN FILM OF ICE.

TIMING – 8 AM UNTIL 11 AM

IMPACTS – COLD GROUND TEMPERATURES WILL ALLOW RAIN TO FREEZE ON WALKING AND ROAD SURFACES, MAKING ROADS AND WALKING SURFACES ICY AND TREACHEROUS.

TEMPERATURES – IN THE 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 AT 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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One Response to FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 11AM THIS MORNING, THU 1/29, WATCH FOR ICE COVERED AREAS!

  1. Go to http://www.athensema.org and go to the ALERT ATHENS COUNTY page. All links and instructions are there.

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