Stories tagged with: ODOT

January 24, 2014 - 11:55am
1 year 17 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transpiration crews gear up for another set of long hours as snow once again dominates the forecast.

Starting at midnight 16 to 20 crews per shift will take to the roads working to keep traffic moving. The frigid temperatures make fighting this storm different then others.

"If you treat too early in lower temperatures the salt will start melting the snow and then will rapidly refreeze," explained Phil Valentine Transportation Manager for Muskingum...

January 21, 2014 - 5:43am
1 year 17 weeks ago

The snow moving across our area Tuesday morning prompts some counties to issue snow emergencies. 

The following counties are under level one snow emergencies:

  • Perry
  • Muskingum
  • Coshocton
  • Fairfield
  • Guernsey

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

Currently road crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation are working to clear the...

December 16, 2013 - 7:50am
1 year 22 weeks ago

Snow is falling around Southeastern Ohio Monday morning making for a slick commute for students and parents. 

At this time the Ohio Department of Transportation reports moderate snow and ice conditions for Licking, Coshocton, Muskingum and Guernsey Counties. 

Law enforcement officials said they also have reports of cars slipping off the roadways due to the winter conditions.

We also have reports of several school delays. Those can be found by clicking on the...

December 8, 2013 - 1:53pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

Snow is once again falling around Southeastern Ohio Sunday afternoon. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation is already out on the roadways working to clear the roadways for motorists. 

Right now Coshocton County has eight crews out on the roadways working. In Guernsey County there are 14 ODOT crews working. Licking County has 15 crews out on the roadways. Muskingum County has 16 crews working to clear the roads and in Perry County 12 crews are out. 

Please...

December 6, 2013 - 3:12pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

According to the Ohio Department of  Transportation State Route 146 is now open southeast of Zanesville at Three Towers Road.

The road had been closed since September of this year for a roadway improvement project which included the replacement of the Boggs Creek Bridge and realignment work at the intersection of State Route  146 and Three Towers Rd.

ODOT’s contractor for this $1.8 million project is Shelly & Sands Incorporated.

 

December 5, 2013 - 5:23pm
1 year 24 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation County Manager, Phil Valentine, says a degree or two in temperature makes all the difference when it comes to winter storms and how bad the roads get. Valentine says ODOT's primary focus is keeping the roads salted and free of ice.

"It looks like we've got a strong possibility of having some sleet so we're preparing our trucks today, going ahead and pre-loading with brine and we're gonna monitor the storm throughout the night and then try to...

November 26, 2013 - 5:29am
1 year 25 weeks ago

Many around southeastern Ohio are waking up to snow.

Currently, the Ohio Department of Transportation  vehicles are on the roadways working to clear the roadways.

According to ODOT 16 of the 24 snow crews are on the roadways this morning. At this time they report .50 inches of snow at their Zanesville garage.

In Coshocton County eight crews are on the roads. They also report .50 inches of snow.

Guernsey County has 13 crews ready to do battle with mother...

November 25, 2013 - 6:51pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for our area starting at 10 a.m Tuesday, and the Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready.

The Muskingum County Manager of ODOT, Phil Valentine says that they are expecting snow to hit our area and he is bringing in extra help.

"It's looking like it's going to come shortly after midnight tonight, we have crews getting some salt loaded up, plows hooked up and getting prepared to come in at midnight or...

November 24, 2013 - 7:21pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that the State Street on- ramp for I-70 westbound is currently open but will close again this upcoming Monday.

The closure will allow contractors to replace the existing guardrail at the site with a permanent concrete barrier wall.

The ramp will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m and open back up on Monday evening weather permitting.

Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes. Northbound State Street traffic will detour via...

November 18, 2013 - 12:17pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

Students at Foxfire took a different type of test on Monday, one that didn't involve studying or books.

The high school and middle school students took part in the "Think First Presentation." The event took students through a distracted driving accident from the time emergency personnel arrive to the legal consequences they could face.

"We actually came down and surveyed the school to see distracted rates here at the school," said Trauma Injury...

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