Nelsonville Upper Pine Grove Dr limited access, Mon, 4/23/18, 7AM until 3:30PM, please drive safely

Road Work Limited Access

The City of Nelsonville announces that access to Upper Pine Grove Drive will be limited due to storm drain repairs Monday, April 23, 2018 from 7:00AM until 3:30PM. Please drive safely.


Athens Co Rd 1, Kimberly Road CLOSED, Minkers Run Rd to Wolfe Bennett Rd, Mon, 4/23/18, 8:30AM to 2:30PM, avoid area


The Athens County Engineer’s Office will be closing Athens County Road 1, Kimberly Road, from Township Road 566 Minkers Run Road to County Road 73, Wolfe Bennett Road in York Township.  The roadway will be closed Monday, 4/23/2018 from 8:30AM to 2:30PM.  The roadway is being closed for a culvert replacement project, weather permitting. Please avoid this area.

Nelsonville street paving and pothole repair to resume 4/16 – 4/20, weather permitting, watch for stopped traffic!

Nelso Pothole Repair

The City of Nelsonville announces that street paving and pothole repair will resume on the following streets in Nelsonville during the week of April 16 – April 20, weather permitting;

  • Franklin Street
  • Back Street
  • Franklin and Adams Street Intersection
  • Franklin and Mound Street Intersection
  • Washington and Fort Street Intersection
  • Washington and Clifford Street Intersection
  • Washington and Adams Street Intersection

Please use an alternate route and watch for stopped traffic! The City of Nelsonville apoloigizes for any inconvenience the pothole repairs may cause.

Nelsonville Rocky Boot Way CLOSED Canal St to Fayette St Tue, 4/17/18 and Wed, 4/18/18, 8AM to 4PM, use alternate route

Nelso Road Closed

The City of Nelsonville announces that Rocky Boot Way from Canal Street to Fayette Street will be closed Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 8:00AM until 4:00PM. The roadway is being closed so that R&R Pipeline and Columbia Gas can perform work.  Please use an alternate route.

Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens Co until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18, seek shelter if threatened!


The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for Small Streams in Western Athens County until 12:30 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

At 6:24 PM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain has pushed northeast across the warning area with additional moderate to heavy rain expected through 9 PM.  Some minor water issues are being reported in western Vinton County at this time.

Some locations that will experience flooding include Nelsonville, Chauncey, and Buchtel.

Please report flooding to the National Weather Service by calling toll free, 800 401 9535, when you can do so safely.

You may also report flooding by posting your report to the Charleston West Virginia National Weather Service Facebook Page, or by using the Twitter Hashtag, NWSRLX.


Flash Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Athens County until 5:00 AM, Monday, 4/16/18.

A cold front with thunderstorms and heavy rain will move through the area today and tonight. Heavy rainfall is expected across Northern West Virginia into Southeast Ohio. Flash flooding of small streams and creeks will be possible.

Rapid rises on streams and creeks may cause flooding of roads and lying areas.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


Red Flag Warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in for Athens County from 11AM until 8PM, Friday, 4/13/2018.

  • Winds – Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
  • Timing – 11AM today through 8PM
  • Relative Humidity – As low as 22 percent.
  • Temperatures – In the upper 70s to near 80.
  • Impacts – Fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not permitted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS; A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.