ATHENS CO WINTER STORM WARNING FROM 1 PM WED, 3/4 TO 1 PM THU, 3/5, PREPARE FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER!

Winter storm warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND SLEET, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS COUNTY FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY, 3/4 TO 1 PM THURSDAY, 3/5. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

HAZARD TYPES – SNOW AND SLEET.

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS – 4 TO 8 INCHES.

TIMING – WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT.

IMPACTS – UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS COULD BECOME SNOW AND ICE COVERED. SNOW COULD CAUSE DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER OUTAGES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL, KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT, FOOD, AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

PLEASE REPORT SNOW 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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