City Responds Well to First Major Snowfall

by WHIZ Reporter on January 13, 2012 at 5:50 am

The first major snowfall of the season blew into our area with some snow and lots of wind chill.

Many local schools closed or went on two-hour delays due the bad weather.
Snow plows and salt trucks took to the roadways to try to keep up with the blowing and drifting conditions.
Zanesville Public Service Director Mike Sims said some minor freezing occurred on roads, but most everything went as planned for the city.

"It did freeze on the streets a little bit after the temperature dropped, no way to pre-treat with the amount of rain we had last night," said Sims. "So, it’s an event, but not a major issue; our guys aren’t have any trouble or anything."

Sims says that the city didn’t have any overtime issues with this storm. Six trucks handled the snow removal with plows starting on the main roads, then moving to secondary roads and alleys.
Sims urges motorists to give salt trucks and plows space to do their job.

"They’re large vehicles, they need maneuvering room, anybody that can park off the street, we would recommend they park off the street," added Sims.

There were reports on several fender-benders today due to weather… And the wind damaged a light pole on market street just up from city hall.