Stories tagged with: Winter

December 10, 2010 - 6:14am
3 years 33 weeks ago

It’s another slick start to the day here in our area. The Highway Patrol says there is a report Friday morning of a rollover accident on I-70 near the Brownsville exit in Licking County. It happened around 5:00 am. Initial reports indicate that someone is trapped inside. Authorities say the early morning coating of snow is making roads, bridges and overpasses slick.  There are school delays this morning -- click on the closing link on the top of this page for the updated...

December 7, 2010 - 6:08pm
3 years 33 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the winter months ahead.

Its now taking advantage of various social neworking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, so motorists can be up-to-date on all road conditions. Public Information Officer Kate Stickle said that transparency is especially important.

"For you to know what we're doing so you can know that your tax dollars are at work as we're working for you, trying to get you to your destination safely,...

October 22, 2010 - 3:57pm
3 years 40 weeks ago

The sun may be shining, but cold temperatures and inclement weather is right around the corner. We have some tips to get your car ready for Winter's precipitation.

AAA is urging people to get their cars inspected for Winter and want to emphasize getting your brakes are up to speed.

"Some of the warning signs for your brakes being worn out is if you have to put too much pressure on the brakes in order to get your car to slow down, or if you hear squeaking, or noises...

September 28, 2010 - 1:29pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

The season may have just changed to fall, but ODOT is already hunkering down for winter's fury.

Crews are checking over 1,700 snow plows across the state and other pieces of equipment to make sure they can handle the snow and maintain 40,000 miles of state highways.

ODOT's District 5 is already planning to have a dry-run for crews at the end of the month on October 25th.

Officials say it's extremely important to keep up with winter storms because if the transportation...

March 14, 2010 - 7:27pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

With last week's warm weather and now the rain, it has many residents feeling like spring is finally here.

But others say April may have some tricks up its sleeve.

"Yea don't be tricked by the nice weather, early March, cause there is still some nastiness in there I am sure," says Chris Joseph.

"The almanac says we will have another snow storm coming so we will wait and see. We hope that almanac is wrong that is all we can hope for,"...

February 23, 2010 - 4:04pm
4 years 22 weeks ago

This winter has brought more snow than most of us have seen in awhile, and it has trapped many of us in our own homes.

However, staying indoors for a long period of time can start to get to you, causing things like "cabin fever" and even depression.

"The feeling of not being able to go out can be very confining and be oppressive to a person, " says Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

You need to try to include some...

February 17, 2010 - 7:20pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Most local residents say they're sick of the snow, and it's even causing people to develop "cabin fever."

Yet, conditions like these can also bring about more cases of domestic violence.

"People are cooped up. The kids are home from school and tempers flare a little easier. It's not like you can go outside and garden or go outside and take a walk. So, they might have to do some more creative activities to reduce that, " says Response Victim Assistance program...

February 16, 2010 - 6:55pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Farmers are finding it difficult to manage their property with all this snow, but they still have to find a way to dig out and to get food and water to livestock.

Tractors are able to handle the fresh snow. Yet, snow piles are growing and becoming hard.

"If we get on some frozen ground, it can be a safety issue. Tractors can skid on icy conditions. Right now, with all that snow, it's not as grave of an issue, " says Mark Mechling of the OSU Extension Program.


February 10, 2010 - 5:59pm
4 years 24 weeks ago

Zanesville's current financial situation has many people watching the 2010 budget closely.

Mayor Howard Zwelling says the city has a goal of cutting overtime in half this year, but the street department is racking up overtime trying to fight this winter's snow.

"We know we can't cut it out all together because then we would not be clearing the streets after hours. We would not be doing a lot of things, " says Zwelling.

Zwelling says he's not concerned right now....

February 3, 2010 - 4:32pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon according to the National Weather Service.  Click on our "weather link" on this website to learn more from Whiz  Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Wesley Sass' exclusive forecast.

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