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...
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,...
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...
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.
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.