As the local area rebounds from a paralyzing winter storm, Wellston Mayor Charlie Hudson is already anticipating what will happen as the weather warms up this week.

Hudson says he expects the thaw will result in water-line breaks occurring due to the shifting ground. He is asking residents who need to report a leak to call the Wellston Police Department at 740-384-2171 and avoid calling 9-1-1 for this type of problem. Hudson says police will contact the correct city personnel to then check on each situation. “This is the quickest and best way to get the problem worked on,” Hudson said.