Stories tagged with: ODOT

January 26, 2015 - 7:46am
1 year 2 weeks 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 - 3:21am
1 year 2 weeks 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 - 9:50am
1 year 4 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...

January 6, 2015 - 3:05am
1 year 5 weeks 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 - 11:03am
1 year 10 weeks 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 - 10:10pm
1 year 12 weeks 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 - 4:16pm
1 year 15 weeks 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...

October 24, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The winter season is slowly approaching and the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing itself accordingly.

ODOT held its Annual Operational Readiness Event this morning to begin their fine-tuning operations. This will help to ensure every snow plow, truck and spreader is prepared to hit the roads when the winter season begins. Muskingum County Manager, Phil Valentine discussed what their Winter Readiness Event entails.

"Annually we have a Winter Readiness Day, we...

October 21, 2014 - 4:47pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

With winter weather right around the corner, the Ohio Department of Transportation is conducting its Winter Weather Preparedness Days. Tuesday they were in Morgan County.

ODOT workers drove 75,360 miles removing snow and ice from the roads using 5,871 tons of salt in Morgan County last year. David Rose, PR Officer for ODOT District 10 said these events are to ensure their trucks, mechanics and drivers are prepared for the winter,

"We literally gather all of our mechanics,...

October 20, 2014 - 5:02pm
1 year 16 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Ohio Bridge Partnership Program is helping to replace bridges throughout the state.

Over three years nearly $120 million is being granted to county engineer offices across the state. There are 11 bridges in Muskingum County that have qualified for this program, and they will be replaced over the next three years.

"There's a tremendous need at the local level, particularly in the rural counties to repair some of the older bridges,...

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