Stories tagged with: ice

February 9, 2016 - 5:07pm
15 weeks 6 days ago

The winter weather normally includes a trip to the store to buy snow and ice fighting products.

The Do It Center on the East Pike said they are stocked with all the things you will need to battle the wicked weather.

"We have ice melter which is easy on concrete. Easy on your pets and easy on your yard. We have rock salt which is just pain old salt. Good on your driveway. If you have a gravel driveway it's good on that. It will work on your sidewalks. It's not recommended on...

January 10, 2016 - 10:08pm
20 weeks 1 day ago

 Snowy weather is starting to ease in and a lot of us know how Zanesville roads can get during those conditions. WHIZ Brittany Clark has some tips for keeping your car in good shape and ready to handle the winter weather.

Often times we forget to winterize our cars before a snow storm hits. I talked Mark Hawkins at Auto Zone who gave me some quick and easy tips to help keep your car safe when there is snow and ice on the road.

"Always have your battery checked. You...

January 12, 2015 - 6:31pm
1 year 19 weeks ago
There is a problem on the Muskingum River in Zanesville. State and local officials are keeping an eye on an ice jam that has built up at Putnam Landing. Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Jeff Jadwin says this week's cold temperature is helping form the ice that has jammed. He says one of the concerns is if water begins to back up behind the ice jam which could cause the need for evacuations. Jadwin says at this point there is no immediate cause for concern…but if a...
January 12, 2015 - 10:50am
1 year 19 weeks ago

More than 100 snowplows took to the streets Sunday night to battle freezing rain in our area. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation said crews used salt mixed with calcium chloride to treat the highways and bridges. ODOT said salt that has been treated with calcium is more effective at melting ice than salt alone. In fact the mixture is effective up to -25 degrees.

Although much of the ice has been melted away in most areas, 85 plow trucks are still monitoring the roads in...

February 28, 2014 - 6:48pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

Matt Russell, Administrative Deputy at the Muskingum County Engineer's Office, says the MCEO currently has 300 tons of salt left to last them until the end of winter. Typically the Muskingum County Engineer's Office uses 3,000 to 4,000 tons of salt a year. This year, that number has nearly doubled to 6,000 tons. Russell says because they have maxed out their state contract, it's unlikely they will order more salt.

"You'd have to pay more if you can actually get it,...

February 28, 2014 - 6:30pm
2 years 13 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the worst, and with limited amounts of salt.

Right now trucks are being greased and pre-loaded in anticipation of Sunday's big storm. ODOT Manager, Phil Valentine, says the Muskingum County garage currently has 2,500 tons of salt left. While Valentine says 2,500 is a "survivable rate," he says they will continue to pace how much salt is used.

"Right now we're still salt on interstates but a lot of our...

February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
2 years 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

February 5, 2014 - 5:54pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Snow plow crews have been busy clearing roads and have been working around the clock to get the job done. City of Zanesville's acting service director, Chip Saunders, said crews are working 12 hour shifts to plow and salt the roads.

"With this amount of snow, obviously one of he important things for us is we're not only plowing the main drags, we're trying to get all the catch basins open so we can get the water flowing to the catch basins because we've got concerns with ice...

January 3, 2014 - 7:31pm
2 years 21 weeks ago

Icy sidewalks, steps and driveways usually come along with winter, making even the walk to your car potentially dangerous.The Sunrise Do-It-Center is offering some tips on how to keep your sidewalks and driveways safe and prevent you from slipping and falling.

"You can put down a pre-treat which is called Liquid Snow Shovel which is good to 25 below zero," explained Dennis Baldwin, assistant store manager at Sunrise Do-It-Center. "It kind of catches it as...

December 29, 2010 - 6:40pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

*****UPDATED***** 4:30 AM

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory until 8:00 am Thursday Morning. Southeastern Ohio law enforcement authorities are reporting that roads are slick due to freezing rain.  The Ohio Department of Transportation has treated main roads...but secondary and back roads are slick.  Be careful if you plan to drive Thursday morning.

Coshocton County is under a Level 1 Snow Emergency -- Roads are icy.

 

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