Stories tagged with: Winter Weather

January 24, 2014 - 11:55am
31 weeks 3 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...

January 7, 2014 - 7:08pm
33 weeks 6 days ago

The ER at Genesis Good Samaritan is reporting cases of frostbite.

Although emergency rooms actually see fewer patients during extreme weather, Director of Trauma and Emergency at Good Samaritan, David Davis, said there have been several people admitted to the ER with weather-related health problems.

"We've had some frostbite, nothing too bad," Davis explained. "We've had several car crashes that seem to be weather related, lots of falls and a lot of...

January 7, 2014 - 7:04pm
33 weeks 6 days ago

While most of us spend only minutes outside in this weather, first responders are required to stay until the job is finished. For the Zanesville Fire Department, they make sure to take the proper precautions to avoid slipping, getting hypothermia or getting over exhausted.

"We try to rotate guys in and out just to keep them warm, when we go into a fire, we have a lot of water flowing and once we get wet and come outside in the conditions, then our gear freezes, we get cold easily...

January 5, 2014 - 6:29pm
34 weeks 1 day ago

With the sub-zero temperatures and more snow on the way, Riesbeck's Store Director, Rich Daugherty, said it was a hectic day.

"A lot of people with the forecast coming up, concerned more about the temperatures than anything," Daugherty explained. "Some of them are worried about power outages so they're in here buying some canned goods in case the power does go out."

Daugherty said safety candles, milk, bottled water, bread, batteries and rock salt...

January 3, 2014 - 7:31pm
34 weeks 3 days ago

Icy sidewalks, steps and driveways usually come along with winter, making even the walk to your car potentially dangerous.The Sunrise Do-It-Center is offering some tips on how to keep your sidewalks and driveways safe and prevent you from slipping and falling.

"You can put down a pre-treat which is called Liquid Snow Shovel which is good to 25 below zero," explained Dennis Baldwin, assistant store manager at Sunrise Do-It-Center. "It kind of catches it as...

January 3, 2014 - 7:22pm
34 weeks 3 days ago

The Red Cross has issued winter safety tips for residents to follow when the weather takes a turn for the worse, like it's expected to in the next few days. Community disaster educator, Martha Staley, says one of the most important things to do is dress properly. You should cover your hands and ears, and wear lots of thin layers.

"Stay in if at all possible if it's that bitter cold, dress in those layers, be aware of your health when you're working out in the snow, if you...

December 10, 2013 - 12:00pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

Old Man Winter left his mark on Southeastern Ohio early Tuesday morning...

The winter season officially begins next week, but the Ohio Department of Transportation's Muskingum County garage reports that our area saw two inches of snowfall on Tuesday morning. Dozens of schools in the area were closed, and multiple counties were placed under snow emergencies... But some residents said the snowfall did not put a damper on their plans.

"Well I don't mind this so much...

December 6, 2013 - 12:59pm
38 weeks 3 days ago

Some events scheduled for Friday are beginning to cancel due to the threat of winter weather. 

You can access the closings and cancelations by clicking on the closings tab at the top of website. 

Keep checking back with WHIZ TV, Radio and right here on the web for the latest in closings and cancelations.

November 11, 2013 - 5:39pm
42 weeks 18 hours ago

The first real taste of winter means it's time to start thinking about how to deal with snow again.

Cars will be frosted, roads will be slick and driveways will need attention. Luckily, there are ways to prepare before the snow even touches the ground.

"We have a product that is fairly new, that is called liquid snow shovel,” explained Dennis Baldwin, Assistant Manager at the Sunrise Do-It Center. “You put it down before the snow and it melts as it is snowing on...

February 22, 2013 - 5:06am
1 year 27 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transportation crews are already out on our roadways trying to take care of the latest round of winter weather in our area.

Friday morning in Muskingum County 20 crews are out trying to clear roadways. Those numbers are similar in Perry, Guernsey and Coshocton Counties.

According to, moderate snow and ice is being reported on the roadways, so make sure to take it slow.

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