Stories tagged with: Winter

December 15, 2013 - 1:50pm
36 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. 




December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
37 weeks 2 days ago

With the rise in accidents this time of year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to pay attention and slow down.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post, says traveling at an unsafe speed while the roads are bad is the number one cause of accidents during the winter months.

"Just because the speed limit is 70 MPH on the interstate certainly doesn't mean it's safe to drive 70 MPH when the road are like they have been," Lt. Boyd explained....

December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
37 weeks 2 days ago

Arctic temperatures have arrived and with only a few weeks until from the official start of winter, the colder air seems to be here to stay.

The good news is . . . there are various methods to keep your home warm and wallet thick.

"The main thing with keeping your house warm in the winter is air loss,” explained Dale Bailey, a salesman at the Sunrise Do-It Center. “Heat loss from air flow, so you need to check around your windows and doors for air flow, make sure...

March 5, 2013 - 5:33pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, is also gearing up for the storm so he can determine which snow emergency level to declare. There are three levels of snow emergencies and tonight is a good time to go over what they mean.

" Well of course level one we issue quite a bit during the winter time," said Lutz.  It's basically to let the public know that the roads are starting to get snow covered or starting to get slippery. Basically use caution when go out, give...

February 18, 2013 - 6:54pm
1 year 27 weeks ago

Salt and grime cover cars all throughout the winter season and many consider washing their cars for cosmetic or cleanliness purposes only.

However, according to Squiggly's Car Wash on Maple Avenue in Zanesville, getting the car washed including the undercarriage, is important for more than just the looks.

Jason Wilkin, Manager of Squiggly's Car Wash said, "Most people think that because the car is clean on the outside, that they are okay, but what most people don't know, is...

January 27, 2011 - 6:59pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

If you think there is nothing exciting to do during the winter months right here in Muskingum County, think again.

Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby offers suggestions for curing the winter time blues.  The Wilds offers Winter Safari Tours monthly where Ashby says you can enjoy both the animals and scenery.

"There's also things you can do that are fun and creative like getting in the car and traveling along National Road...

January 20, 2011 - 6:01pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Water Maintenance Department is ready to handle water main breaks that are bound to happen this winter season.

Water main breaks are becoming more and more common in Zanesville and with the winter season in full force, along with old infrastructure, Public Service Director Mike Sims says there is no way to stop the inevitable.

"We totaled, as we are looking at our end of the year reports from each division, we had 240 water breaks this year that we...

December 14, 2010 - 7:28pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library in Zanesville is beginning to see more activity now that winter has arrived.

Public Relations Manager Blair Tom said with the frigid weather, many people are more inclined to stay indoors and do familiy activities like visiting the library.

"We see an increase in reading and books being checked out, some for practical purposes holiday decorating, cook books, making crafts for gifts," he said.

Tom said they are always thinking of new...

December 14, 2010 - 7:23pm
3 years 37 weeks ago

Zanesville is preparing for winter and offering a few reminders to residents.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said the city has appropriated enough in its budget to have salt available for the remainder of the year. He said they are contracted with the Department of Transportation for next year and doesn't foresee any issues of running out.

He said the crews have to be ready to clear roadways at any time.

"We always start with the main routes first, the most heavily...

December 13, 2010 - 6:15am
3 years 37 weeks ago

It is a snowy and windy start to the week in Zanesville and the rest of Ohio. The latest blast of winter weather includes a few inches of snow and blowing wind which means a wind chill factor below zero at times. Local law enforcement authorities say so far there have not been any accidents (as of 5:00 am) but drivers should use caution on area roadways. Most Sheriff’s Offices in our area have issued Level 1 Snow Emergencies which means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting...

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