Stories tagged with: icicles

February 22, 2010 - 6:18pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

Warmer temperatures are causing icicles to melt and fall off homes, but that can cause even more problems for homeowners if they fall near a gas line.

"If one comes down and you hear any kind of hissing noise, blowing noise, or, of course, if you smell gas, make sure you open a window, get out of the house, go to a neighbor, directly call 911, and then call the gas company, " says Keely Warden of the Muskingum Valley Red Cross.

Warden says opening a window will...

February 21, 2010 - 6:02pm
5 years 22 weeks ago

With the weather warming up, residents need to be aware of the potential danger of falling icicles.

Zanesville Fire Chief Dave Lacy says the icicles hanging from homes and buildings this year are some of the largest he has ever seen. With the size and weight of this winter's icicles, they can be dangerous as the fall from buildings.

"Obviously as these icicles develop normally all of them have a sharp point at the end and there is every possibility there that someone...

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