FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ATHENS CO UNTIL 12NOON TODAY, FRI, 3/17/17, WATCH FOR ICE ON ROADS AND WALKWAYS

Freezing Rain Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Athens County, which is in effect until 12 noon today, Friday, March 17th.

Patchy freezing rain is possible through the remainder of the morning hours. In some cases, the freezing rain may only occur in trace amounts, but this is enough to cause slick roads, creating hazardous driving conditions. Other surfaces will be affected as well, such as sidewalks and driveways.

Other wintry precipitation types are possible, such as sleet and brief light snow resulting in trace accumulations.

  • HAZARD TYPES – Patchy freezing rain.
  • TIMING – Through noon.
  • IMPACTS – The freezing rain will create slick roadways and other surfaces.
  • TEMPERATURES – Lower 20s rising into the 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.

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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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