ATHENS CO WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW UNTIL 6PM, TUE, 2/9 TAKE PRECATIONS AGAINST SEVERE WEATHER!

Winter storm warning

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM, TUESDAY 2/9.

  • HAZARD TYPES – SNOW.
  • SNOW ACCUMULATIONS – 4 TO 6 INCHES.
  • TIMING – THIS MORNING INTO THIS AFTERNOON.
  • IMPACTS – TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES. WET SNOW LAST NIGHT MAY MAKE FOR ICE BENEATH THE SNOW, MAKING THE ROADS THAT MUCH MORE TREACHEROUS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE LIMITED AT TIMES.
  • WINDS – WEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
  • TEMPERATURES – IN THE MID 20S.

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.

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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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