Stories tagged with: Phil Valentine

June 11, 2014 - 5:36pm
10 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation unveiled a new maintenance facility Wednesday, right here in Muskingum County.

The new outpost is located right across from the old location just south of State Route 16 in Dresden. Muskingum County Manager Phil Valentine had been anxiously awaiting Wednesday's ribbon cutting for quite some time.

"It's taken awhile," he said.  "I think we purchased the land for this about 12 years ago. You know, we've had a lot...

January 31, 2014 - 4:11pm
28 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is gearing up for the second round of winter weather.

Transportation Administrator for Muskingum County, Phil Valentine says that he is unsure if the next few days will be filled with snow, rain or ice, but his crews are getting machinery ready to keep county roads salted and as dry as possible.

"Right now we are getting a lot of our trucks serviced. A lot of blades still need to be changed from the last storm that we had, and another...

January 24, 2014 - 11:55am
29 weeks 6 days ago

Ohio Department of Transpiration crews gear up for another set of long hours as snow once again dominates the forecast.

Starting at midnight 16 to 20 crews per shift will take to the roads working to keep traffic moving. The frigid temperatures make fighting this storm different then others.

"If you treat too early in lower temperatures the salt will start melting the snow and then will rapidly refreeze," explained Phil Valentine Transportation Manager for Muskingum...

December 5, 2013 - 5:23pm
37 weeks 7 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation County Manager, Phil Valentine, says a degree or two in temperature makes all the difference when it comes to winter storms and how bad the roads get. Valentine says ODOT's primary focus is keeping the roads salted and free of ice.

"It looks like we've got a strong possibility of having some sleet so we're preparing our trucks today, going ahead and pre-loading with brine and we're gonna monitor the storm throughout the night and then try to...

November 25, 2013 - 6:51pm
38 weeks 3 days ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area starting at 10 a.m Tuesday, and the Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready.

The Muskingum County Manager of ODOT, Phil Valentine says that they are expecting snow to hit our area and he is bringing in extra help.

"It's looking like it's going to come shortly after midnight tonight, we have crews getting some salt loaded up, plows hooked up and getting prepared to come in at midnight or...

November 12, 2013 - 11:46am
40 weeks 2 days ago

While motorists got their first taste of driving in winter weather, the Ohio Department of Transportation got their first look at clearing it off roadways.

Muskingum County had twelve of their twenty-four trucks out on the roads treating them with salt. Crews came in at midnight to try and get ahead of the freezing precipitation.

"We knew that we were going to have a lot of refreezing. That was probably our biggest concern was rush hour," said Transportation Manger...

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