Stories tagged with: ODOT

February 1, 2015 - 12:59am
26 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said crews will soon hit the roadways in preparation of the next blast of winter weather heading our way. 

At Midnight February 1 ODOT District 5 said crews will report to work 12-hour shifts throughout the duration of the storm. 

Officials remind motorists to give ODOT crews room to work. A snowplow operator’s field of vision is restricted, so it is important that drivers keep their distance and watch for sudden stops....

January 30, 2015 - 7:47am
26 weeks 3 days ago

We're starting our Friday off with snowy conditions around Southeastern Ohio. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that over 95 plows are working their way through District 5 roadways which includes Muskingum County as well as six others.

ODOT reminds motorists, in Ice & Snow, Take It Slow, buckle up and don’t drive distracted. Drivers need to be especially cautious when traveling over hills, as well as in curves and on bridges and overpasses, which have...

January 29, 2015 - 8:34am
26 weeks 4 days ago

Here are the top 5(6) stories to start your day:

Snow Emergencies

As of 7:30 A.M. Muskingum and Perry Counties are under a Level One Snow Emergency.

Most Wanted Suspect

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Muskingum County Sheriff's Department continues to search for Most Wanted Suspect, 26-year-old Justin Allen Alexander. He's wanted on a charge of burglary with a fire arm specification and repeat violent offender specification,...

January 26, 2015 - 8:46am
27 weeks 21 hours ago

Here are the top 5 stories to start your day:

Snow Emergencies

 MUSKINGUM COUNTY, WHIZ (WHIZ) - As of 7:30 A.M. Coshocton, Muskingum and Guernsey Counties are under a Level Two Snow Emergency. Perry and Licking Counties are under a Level One Snow Emergency.

ODOT Crews Out Cleaning the Roads

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - The Ohio Department of Transportation says over 100 crews are working to treat and clear the...

January 26, 2015 - 4:21am
27 weeks 21 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said many road crews are out Monday battling the snow falling around our area. 

The Coshocton County ODOT garage reports that three inches of snow has fallen so far. Muskingum County's Garage reports 3 inches of snow as of 7:30 Monday morning

Over 100 crews are working through District 5 which includes a seven county area. To view road conditions in our area visit



January 12, 2015 - 10:50am
29 weeks 18 hours 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...

January 6, 2015 - 4:05am
29 weeks 6 days ago

Snow is currently falling around Southeastern Ohio and that's put some counties in our area under snow emergencies. 

Under a level one snow emergency:

  • Muskingum
  • Perry 
  • Guernsey
  • Coshocton

A level one snow emergency means roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. 

Currently, the Ohio Department of Transportation have twenty plows out in Muskingum, Licking and Guernsey...

December 4, 2014 - 12:03pm
34 weeks 4 days ago

Motorists traveling State Route 555 will need to seek an alternate route next week. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation said the roadway will close from State Route 669 to Morning Star Road during daytime hours for tree trimming in Muskingum and Morgan counties. 

The work will take place until Friday, December 12. 

Motorists will detour via State Route 669 to State Route 60 to State Route 555.


November 16, 2014 - 11:10pm
37 weeks 1 day ago

 Southeastern Ohio is preparing for what could be a messy commute Monday morning as the threat of snow is in the forecast. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation District 5, which covers Muskingum County, has plans to have 83 plows on the roadways by 1:00am Monday. 

They ask that with the threat of snow you take it slow on your commute and leave plenty of room between your vehicles and the plows. 

Should we have any school closings/delays or snow...

October 25, 2014 - 5:16pm
40 weeks 2 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced multiple projects it is undergoing this week in Muskingum County. 

Starting Monday October 27, multiple ramps will be closed on I-70 for bridge inspections. From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The 6th Street on-ramp and Maple Ave./SR60N exit ramp will be closed. That is exit 153B.

Then from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Maple Ave./SR60S on-ramp and 5th Street exit ramp will be closed. That is exit 154. ODOT recommends using the State...

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