Stories tagged with: Winter Weather

January 9, 2013 - 7:28pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

The drought of last summer had many local farmers concerned about future crops.

Area farms had to deal with around two to three inches less of rainfall than normal. But with the recent snowfall the soil is able to play catch up.

Mark Mechling, OSU Extension Educator said, "certainly this rain and snow that we have experienced the last several weeks have been helpful, it has not completely replenished the ground water resources. So I think that is an important point, is...

December 26, 2012 - 2:36pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

The Energy Cooperative in Newark said that the severe winter weather that has included wet snow, sleet, freezing rain and winds has the potential to cause power outages through their service territory.

The Cooperative said it takes about one half an inch of build up of snow and ice to snap tree limbs causing them to fall and bring down power lines.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said in the event of a power outage you should have a plan in place.

"Make sure you have at...

December 25, 2012 - 9:19pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

According to buckeyetraffic.org road conditions at this time on some roadways remain wet. No Ohio Department of Transportation crews are currently on the roads working in our area.

Should we have any event cancelations or snow emergencies to pass along to you, you can find that information on our website under the closings link, by listening to AM1240 or Z92.7 and of course WHIZ-TV.

February 8, 2012 - 6:31pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

Whether it's for six more weeks or not, winter is here in Zanesville - for now, and area residents are dealing with it.

After what has been a rather mild winter season, residents woke up to snow covered driveways, sidewalks and cars. Zanesville Resident Herbert Dailey said the weather added a little more time onto his daily commute for safety precautions, and he would have preferred the warmer temperatures to stick around.

"Well it'll take a while to get used to, but we've...

February 8, 2012 - 12:13pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

Winter weather slows down the morning commute.

Snow started falling around Southeastern Ohio around 6:30a.m. Wednesday morning, causing cars to slip and slide along the roadways. Since the winter system hit later in the morning many school buses were already out on the roadways.

"We didn't have any problems whatsoever," said Coordinator of Operations Kevin Appleman. "Sometimes when it snows or rains hard people panic a little bit, but we're not going to put anyone...

January 21, 2012 - 6:02am
2 years 26 weeks ago

Old man winter has arrived in Zanesville and the rest of Ohio. The predicted mixture of sleet, freezing rain and snow arrived in our area just as predicted by WHIZ Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass. Area roads are covered with a layer of sleet, some snow and freezing rain and that means it is slick. There is some traction for drivers due to the layer of sleet but driving is at best hazardous. The Ohio Department of Transpiration along with Zanesville and Muskingum County crews are working on...

December 18, 2011 - 8:21pm
2 years 31 weeks ago

That first dusting of snow we saw on Saturday is a reminder to drive carefully in winter weather.

Trooper Stephen Williams said the State Highway Patrol responded to three car crashes on Interstate 70 on Saturday night that were caused by icy bridges.  He said sometimes drivers forget that bridges and ramps freeze before roadways.

"Secondary roads like county roads and township roads are going to be iced up, and when we have snowfall, they're going to be the second...

February 22, 2011 - 12:50pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

Winter weather is causing more than a few cars to slip and slide on area roadways and in some cases crash.

And if your car is damaged due to an accident that's where a collision repair shop comes to the rescue. Each week Southside Collision can see between 15-20 cars, which believe it or not is slow for the winter time.

The shop's manager said most of the damage they see comes from cars being rear ended or sliding off the roadways. The average repair could take 3-4 weeks and cost...

February 3, 2011 - 12:17pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

Winter has left a grimy gritty feeling on many throughout the area.

It's not different with vehicles that are caked with a covering of salt left behind by attempts to clear winter's mess from roadways and that can cause damage to your vehicle in a matter of days.

"As salt interacts with water it becomes corrosive and that can eat through your clear coat the protective covering that's over your paint," explained Squiggly's Car Wash Owner Larry Cordial. "Even worse...

December 3, 2010 - 12:11pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

We may only be seeing light snow showers this weekend, but it won't be too long before heavier snow storms head our way.

When preparing for weather the Red Cross takes a proactive approach to be prepared for any emergency. The Red Cross said the biggest mistake people make is not keeping an eye on the weather.

"They all rush out to the stores so they can get food, salt and shovels, but the big thing is that people don't pay attention to the weather reports and it's that time...

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