Stories tagged with: snow

January 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

The lake-effect snow is finally settling down, but it has kept ODOT crews busy over the past several days.

That means a lot of trucks have been re-stocking on salt to treat the the area's interstates, US routes, and state routes.

"We've used about 50% of our salt capacity here at Muskingum County. We have 1500 pounds in order, " says ODOT spokeswoman Kate Stickle.

Stickle says since the snow has been off and on and temperatures have been cold enough to have to...

January 5, 2010 - 6:12pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

The snow keeps coming, and that means more of us will break out those shovels to clear sidewalks and driveways.

Yet, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department says you need to be careful out in the snow.

"It's cold. So, it's taking more energy for your body to maintain your body temperature. Therefore, that's stressful on your heart. For these people that have heart problems, they need to be very careful not to exceed their abilities, and if they do have to shovel...

January 2, 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is currently facing budget issues and concerned about departments' overtime.

Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says that is causing problems within the street department because it racks up overtime during winter while fighting to keep the streets clear, but City Council approved an ordinance last Monday, asking all departments cut their overtime in half.

"The department is working a split shift type of scheduling. So, it will minimize the overtime...

December 19, 2009 - 8:13pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The first snowfall may have caused headaches for drivers, but it was a dream come true for children.

The inches of fresh snow Saturday morning gave children a reason to break out their snow boots and sleds for the first time this year.  At Putnam Hill Park, children and their families played in what feels like a winter wonderland.

"We see a lot of people coming up here sledding and bringing their animals out and enjoying the snow," says Adam Gaiters as...

December 19, 2009 - 7:59pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Snow plows were out in full force Saturday, trying to clear the roads.

Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Guernsey and Licking Counties all saw more accidents and fender-benders than normal, but none had serious injuries. Drivers on the road this morning experienced slippery conditions, but by afternoon the roads were in better shape.

"Just the last few minutes I have been out they are very clear, haven't had any trouble, not slipping or sliding," says Tom Sulens....

December 19, 2009 - 3:04pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

Girls Varsity Basketball Games Cancelled:

Crooksville at John Glenn: Cancelled (Make Up Date- Decemeber 21)

Maysville at New Lexington: Cancelled (Make Up Date- December 30)

West Muskingum at Rosecrans: Cancelled (No Make Up Date Announced)

Morgan at Sheridan: Cancelled (No Make Up Date Announced)

Parkersburg South at Zanesville: Cancelled (No Make Up Date Announced)

Philo at Tri-Valley: Cancelled (Make Up Date-Decemeber...

December 18, 2009 - 4:53pm
4 years 35 weeks ago

The area's first serious snow is on its way and expected to hit Friday night we and could see four inches of the white stuff.

In preparation, stores around our area are stocking up on supplies needed for the snowy season.

"I am sure everyone will be looking for salt, snow shovels, windshield wiper fluid, mostly all the staples and we have ordered accordingly to prepare for this," says Steve Fusner the Assistant Manager at Riesbeck's Pick...

November 12, 2009 - 11:25am
4 years 40 weeks ago

The winter season is almost here and that means cold temperatures and snow could soon be affecting residents.

Snow, ice, and frigid temperatures usually make some residents cringe, but to some retail stores, its white gold. The Sunrise Do it Center in Zanesville says they're stocking up for their customers to combat whatever this winter may produce. Heaters, shovels, and salt are sitting on the shelves now, but will soon disappear once the first prediction of snow is in the forecast....

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