Jul 2, 2012
From staff reports
Cooling stations have been set up in several places across the county and continue to operate to help people cool off during the power outage and heat wave. Athens County has cooling stations set up at the following locations:
Albany: Albany Fire Dept., 5533 Fire Dept. Lane. Open now until 8 p.m.
Amesville: Amesville Fire Dept., 1 S. Franklin, Amesville, Ohio Open 1-7 p.m.
City of Athens: Recreation Center, East State street, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Coolville: Coolville Fire Dept., 2826 Sixth Street. Open now to 9 p.m.
Glouster: Glouster Fire Dept., 98 Front Street. As long as needed.
Jacksonville: Jacksonville Fire Dept., 9 S. 7th Street. Open now until 8 p.m.
Ohio University Baker Center, Ohio University, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (open to the community).
Rome Township: Rome Township Fire Dept., Water only is available. 8660 Ohio SR144 Stewart, noon until 7 p.m.
The Plains: Church of the Nazarene, 49 Connett Road, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Water districts system status
Athens City – Fair and operating
Athens County Water and Sewer District – Fair and operating on generator power
Burr Oak Water District – Good and operating
Le Ax Water District – Poor, operating on generator power, boil order until further notice, some customers may experience low to no water pressure. The problem is being worked on.
Little Hocking Water District – Good and Operating
Nelsonville City – Fair and operating on generator power
Sunday Creek Water District – Good and operating
Tuppers Plains Water District – Good and operating
Debris Drop off stations
The following debris drop-off stations have been established. Only wooded debris will be accepted; no trash, no hazardous materials, no tires, and no household items.
Lee Township - across from 2977 Baker Rd. at the intersection of Baker and Townsend Cemetery Rd. Lee Township residents only.
Athens Township - across from 8680 Elliottsville Rd. Athens Township residents only.
Dover Township - McDougal Rd. next to Hilltop Cemetery. Dover Township residents only.
City of Athens - 350 block of West State Street. 16605 Canaanville Hills Road., and SouthSide Park, Dairy Lane. city of Athens residents only.
Alexander Township - across from 8821 Center Stake Road. Alexander Township residents only.
If you do not need to travel, stay at home and stay off roads so that emergency crews can work. Call 9-1-1 only if you have an emergency. Increased non-urgent travel is creating a traffic hazard across the county and hindering recovery efforts. STAY HOME, AND STAY SAFE!
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