Stories tagged with: snow

March 1, 2015 - 5:15am
7 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportaton says its trucks were filled with salt Saturday night and are on are roads Sunday to deal with the latest snow storm to hit Zanesville and the rest of Ohio

All available ODOT crews reported for duty at midnight.

ODOT plow drivers will work 12 hour shifts clearing and salting Eastern Ohio interstates, state and US routes. Motorists should increase their following distance and give the plows room to work.

Remember, in ice and snow, take it...

February 21, 2015 - 4:58pm
9 weeks 2 hours ago

The snowfall couldn't stop more than 400 gymnasts who are "Wild About Gymnastics" Saturday.

The Wild About Gymnastics Y-City Invitational kicked off today at the Muskingum Recreational Center. Gymnasts ranging in ages from 5 to 18 hit the mat to show off their skills.

"We have our second annual Y-City Gymnastics Meet. This is the first time we've had it here at the Muskingum Rec Center. We have 15 teams from pretty much all over Ohio. Cincinnati, we have teams from...

February 21, 2015 - 5:12am
9 weeks 22 hours ago

Get Ready for 6 to 9 inches of Snow! 

The initial batch of moisture is likely going to be the heaviest. Keep in mind that the snow will initially be dry and powdery because the air is still very cold. This will allow the snow to add up quickly through Saturday morning.

The snow will likely lighten up around midday and then a second wave will move through during the afternoon. The snow will again be moderate to heavy at times. The snow will also become a wetter and heavier...

February 20, 2015 - 3:43pm
9 weeks 1 day ago

In fear of being snowed in , Zanesville residents are flocking to their local grocery store to gather supplies.

At Reisbecks, Assistant Store Director, Rodney Price says the cold temperatures have kept some customers away but with the impending snow, shoppers have begun to poor in.

"Yes, in the last hour, hour and a half, I think people are waiting to see how warm it goes so we are seeing a lot of people come in within the last hour."

Most shoppers are purchasing...

February 20, 2015 - 3:31pm
9 weeks 1 day ago

We could be looking at another big snow storm entering the area and the Ohio Department Of Transportation is already forming a plan of action.

ODOT's Muskingum County Manager, Phil Valentine says that even though the snow fall won't begin until later this evening the preparation and planning start now.

"Right now we're getting our trucks pre-loaded, the cold temperatures over the past few days have really made our trucks work hard. So we're getting a lot of them fixed up,...

February 18, 2015 - 1:21pm
9 weeks 3 days ago

Spring may only be a month away, but today it definitely didn't feel like it.

With below freezing temperatures and close to 3 inches of snow falling throughout the day road conditions were anything but ideal.

"Terrible, yeah actually I was surprised. I though Route 22 and some of the main routes would be open, you know, clear. I wasn't expecting that but, we'll make it" said Jeff Kokensparger.

Electa George said she would have canceled her appointments if it wasn'...

February 18, 2015 - 10:24am
9 weeks 3 days ago
The next arctic cold front will begin to move through the region today. Highs will occur during the morning, and then temperatures will begin to fall during the afternoon. Snow will also accompany the front as well. Light snow will begin during the early morning, but will begin to pick up in intensity during the mid to late morning. It will be breezy as well, so visibility may be greatly reduced at times. Wind gusts up to about 25 or 30 mph will be common, especially this afternoon. We can...
February 16, 2015 - 8:33am
9 weeks 5 days ago
*A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for Fairfield County Until 5 AM Tuesday* *A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Muskingum, Perry, Morgan, Licking, and Noble Counties until 5 AM Tuesday* DISCUSSION: Clouds will continue to thicken up throughout the morning across the region. Temperatures will be very cold this morning as well, with most of the region below zero early this morning. The good news is that there will not be much of a breeze, so wind chill factors will not as cold,...
February 1, 2015 - 10:07pm
11 weeks 5 days ago

We've all had our fair share of snow shoveling in the past week, but have you thought about the health risks involved while doing it?

There are a variety of different concerns you need to keep in mid while shoveling. Some of those are frostbite, muscle strains, and even heart attacks. We spoke to Director of Nursing of the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, Carol Howdyshell who told us preparation is always good idea.

"It's a really good idea if you take a little...

January 31, 2015 - 6:05pm
12 weeks 2 hours ago

Riesbeck's grocery store was packed with shoppers Saturday as everyone prepared for incoming winter weather.

During bad snow storms it's always a good idea to stay inside. So, what exactly should you buy early to stay prepared?

Non-perishable canned goods are always a smart choice. Not only are easy to grab, but they don't require refrigeration making them easy to stock.

During bad weather there is always the possibility of electrical outages. For times like these it's...

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