George Hiotis

Cold And Dangerous Start To Friday

by George Hiotis on January 3, 2014 at 4:57 am

It’s a dangerously cold start to Friday in Zanesville and the rest of Ohio.  The National Weather Service has continued a wind chill advisory until 12 p..m.  Friday morning at times it felt like seven degrees below zero.  Overnight wind combined with the cold conditions has made it difficult for snow plow crews to effectively treat area roads.  There is black ice in spots so when you make your morning commute take it slow.  The Ohio Department of Transportation in district 5 had over 100 plows working on I-70 and State Routes.  The City of Zanesville and Muskingum County crews also worked overnight to help make roads safer.  Most area schools that were not on Christmas break have cancelled classes again today.  The updated list can be found on this website and on Whiz TV and Radio.  There are snow emergencies in effect too.  Coshocton County is under a Level 2. The rest of the counties in our area remain under a Level 1.  We expect sunshine today and tomorrow, but there is a chance for more snow Sunday and even colder conditions next week.  Stay tuned to the platforms of the Whiz Media Group for the latest information you need to know.