Stories tagged with: ice

January 12, 2015 - 6:31pm
24 weeks 2 days 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
24 weeks 2 days 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
1 year 17 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
1 year 17 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
1 year 18 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
1 year 20 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
1 year 25 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
4 years 26 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.


February 19, 2010 - 4:48pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

The snow has gone from being something beautiful to look at to something that may cause serious problems for your home or business.

The weight of the snow and ice around Southeastern Ohio is causing some roofs to collapse.

City of Zanesville Building Inspector Tim Smith says spread out snowfall shouldn't be a problem.

"it's when you get concentrated loads, when it drifts into valleys or around dormers," said Smith. "Or in the case of a church, all the...

February 17, 2010 - 6:03pm
5 years 19 weeks ago

In the midst of snow storms emergency crews find themselves out on very treacherous roads.

But they must always answer the call for help,so when bad weather rolls in there are a number of precautions the fire department takes. First, a supervisor drives the different roads to find trouble spots to report the the city. The fire department keeps strong treads on their tires and also uses a different form of tire chains.

"We have what we call drop down chains and...

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