Stories tagged with: Snow plows

October 24, 2014 - 5:42pm
1 year 31 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...

February 5, 2014 - 5:54pm
2 years 16 weeks ago

Snow plow crews have been busy clearing roads and have been working around the clock to get the job done. City of Zanesville's acting service director, Chip Saunders, said crews are working 12 hour shifts to plow and salt the roads.

"With this amount of snow, obviously one of he important things for us is we're not only plowing the main drags, we're trying to get all the catch basins open so we can get the water flowing to the catch basins because we've got concerns with ice...

December 27, 2012 - 6:17pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

When winter storms hit it's up to a certain group to head out and battle the flurries.

Snow plow drivers are seeing an already busy start to the winter storm season with two snow storms in the last week. Despite the snow, most businesses stay open and that's where drivers step in to clear roadways and parking lots. 

"I prefer it to hit in the evening and then stop that way we can usually go out through the night and there's not a lot of traffic and people in parking...

December 27, 2012 - 5:50am
3 years 21 weeks ago

The latest snow storm to hit our area caused more problems Wednesday than it will Thursday.  State and local snow plow crews did a good job getting most main Muskingum County roads in good shape this morning…but be careful there are still slick spots – even on the main roadways.  The Highway Patrol says interstates 70 and 77 are both wet and in good shape for travel.  Here are the latest snow emergencies in our area….


December 22, 2012 - 10:12pm
3 years 22 weeks ago

After Mother Nature's first winter visit to Ohio, everyone was sent back into the reality of snow and the complications it can bring.

Plowing companies such as C.P. Lawn Care, were working around the clock to help clear the streets, driveways and parking lots for ohio drivers.

The owner of C.P. Lawn Care, Chad Parker said, "This was kind of an odd storm, it was kind of an all day 24 hour storm and it hit kind of at a bad time, right at rush hour in the morning. We were...

February 17, 2010 - 5:54pm
6 years 14 weeks ago

While all the snow is causing headaches for schools and the city, there is one local business that is booming.

McCullough's Tree Service has six commercial trucks that plow and salt parking lots, schools and factories and this snow is keeping them busy.

"Once we get everything cleared up from one storm that comes in, another one comes in right behind us and keeps the guys really busy," tells Bryan Smith with McCullough's Tree Service

Smith says they are...

February 5, 2010 - 6:20pm
6 years 16 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville has a plan of attack to battle this snow storm.

As soon as it began snowing, Zanesville's seven plow and salt trucks hit the roads. The main roads will be cleared first and then the side streets.

"It will be salt at first and then if it gets to the 6 to 8 inches they will be plowing. It is the perfect temperature, but it is also a good temperature for the salt to work and the salt works well down into the 20s," says Mayor Howard Zwelling....

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