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May. 22, 2013 @ 06:47 AM

Rain barrel discount extended to May 24

HUNTINGTON -- The Stormwater Division of Huntington's Department of Public Works has extended its price discounts on rain barrels through Friday, May 24.

Website difficulties have rendered online transactions unavailable and will no long be reliable, according to Stormwater Division contact Chad Minnick. Buyers interested in discounted rain barrel rates can contact Stormwater Information at 304-696-4423 or by email at stormwater@cityofhuntington.com. Cash or check will be accepted.

The normal retail for the rain barrels is is $99, but the price has been dropped to $65 during the the special promotion.

Rain barrels capture rainwater from rooftops by connecting to a home's downspout. This water would otherwise be sent down the storm drain, carrying potential contaminants and contributing to flash flooding. Water collected by the rain barrels can be used for gardens, lawns and washing pets.

Temporary weight limit issued for Ky.-Ohio bridge

COAL GROVE, Ohio -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has posted a temporary 10-ton weight restriction on the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge at after a crash Tuesday that damaged part of the bridge's superstructure.

The bridge was struck by a vehicle on the Ohio approach early Tuesday, according to local authorities. The bridge brings traffic from Ohio to Kentucky and connects U.S. 52 in Coal Grove to U.S. 23 and U.S. 60 in Ashland.

Kentucky bridge inspectors examined damaged steel beams and determined that the two-lane span over the Ohio River could remain open to traffic. Until repairs can be made, however, the weight of vehicles crossing the bridge is restricted to 10 tons.

The Simeon Willis Bridge at 13th Street in Ashland remains unaffected, according to a news release.