Stories tagged with: Weather

February 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
21 weeks 1 hour ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the worst, and with limited amounts of salt.

Right now trucks are being greased and pre-loaded in anticipation of Sunday's big storm. ODOT Manager, Phil Valentine, says the Muskingum County garage currently has 2,500 tons of salt left. While Valentine says 2,500 is a "survivable rate," he says they will continue to pace how much salt is used.

"Right now we're still salt on interstates but a lot of our...

February 4, 2014 - 5:45pm
24 weeks 3 days ago

Crews from the Muskingum County ODOT Garage will be working around the clock to prep roadways for the snow, ice, and rain mix that's expected to hit late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. ODOT Transportation Administrator, Phil Valentine, says shifts are being established and crews are pre-loading their trucks.

"This is gonna be one of those events it could go either way," said Valentine. "We could have high snowfall, ice, and either way it's a bad scenario. We'...

January 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
26 weeks 6 days ago

Ohio has already suffered through one polar vortex and it looks like a less deadly cold spell is on the way very soon.

Store Manager at the Downtown Riesbeck's, Rich Daugherty says that in the next week he expects an influx of customers due to upcoming weather conditions. He says the forecast can play a huge decision in people's shopping habits.

"Depending on how bad the weather is going to be and to what extent people panic and start buying some essentials so maybe if they...

January 2, 2014 - 6:48pm
29 weeks 1 day ago

Just because your pets have fur, doesn't mean they're immune to the cold.

"If you have outside animals, it would be a good idea if you can bring them inside," said Jody Murray, executive director of  the  Animal Shelter Society of Muskingum County. "Move their houses to a place where they're not gonna be out in the elements. Even move their house in the garage for a couple nights. Usually weather like this doesn't last too long, so...

December 28, 2013 - 7:11pm
29 weeks 5 days ago

People were out enjoying the uncharacteristic weather in downtown Zanesville on Saturday.

Matthew Dickinson and Paul Swan were hanging out near Fourth Street enjoying the warm late December day. They say they were shocked that it was so nice outside.

"It's beautiful it's great weather for this time of year I mean we expected a white Christmas. We had a little bit of snow and now we have a nice sunny Saturday morning to run around, " said Dickinson.

"I was...

December 21, 2013 - 6:38pm
30 weeks 5 days ago

It's officially the first day of winter and temperatures reached the mid fifties. Locals are having mixed feelings about the uncharacteristic start to winter.

Bryn Bird is a mother and farmer from the Granville area and she says that she enjoys having a break from the snow, but is not a fan of one other thing.

"I would rather it be cold at least so the ground is frozen. Right now my husband is tracking in mud and I'm mopping the floors like four times day so it would be nice...

December 15, 2013 - 1:50pm
31 weeks 5 days ago

One county in our area is under a snow emergency at this time. Coshocton is under a Level 1 Snow Alert

A level one snow emergency means that roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. 

 

 

 

November 25, 2013 - 6:51pm
34 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 17, 2013 - 11:06pm
35 weeks 4 days ago

A strong storm effected majority of our region this evening with the main damages being caused from gusty winds.

According to the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office there were trees down in a variety of streets in our area including Potts Lanes, North Linden Avenue, Clay Pike and Cutler Laker Road.

The Zanesville Police Department  also reports a tree crashing into a car on Taylor Street on Sunday Evening. Along with these instances there were more reports on the scanner...

October 10, 2013 - 6:10pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

With temperatures in the 60's and 70's this week people are out and about enjoying the early fall weather before it gets chillier.

Next week temperatures are expected to drop, but for now people of all ages were out on the Genesis Trail admiring the fall colors and leaves, while working on their fitness.

"I wanted to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and also get my walk in and try to keep in shape and be healthier, " said, Sharon Mobley.

Mobley says she will...

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