Stories tagged with: snow

January 30, 2015 - 7:47am
25 weeks 6 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 26, 2015 - 7:40pm
26 weeks 3 days ago

As Zanesville residents were digging out of the snow this afternoon, the Do-It Center on East Pike was helping people with all their winter needs Tuesday.

Electric heaters, rock salt, heat tapes, and shovels are just some of the items the store offers. Salesman Dayle Bailey told us about what people have been buying the most.

"Some are buying heaters, stuff to help keep warm. You know, a little electric heater for a spare room they have or doesn't get heated as well as the...

January 26, 2015 - 7:26pm
26 weeks 2 days ago

Some people enjoy building snowmen when the weather makes a turn for the worse, but not the Winland Family!

We made a visit to their home Tuesday afternoon to check out their life sized snow bear. It features its own honey pot and is even colored appropriately. We spoke to Matt Winland, who explained the inspiration behind the creation.

"The idea started a few years ago. We were back visiting some family in kansas and we ended up getting a foot and a half of snow. So it...

January 26, 2015 - 4:21am
26 weeks 3 days 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 25, 2015 - 10:27am
26 weeks 4 days ago

A clipper system is going to move out of the Upper Midwest tonight and will move into the Ohio Valley on Sunday into Sunday night. We can expect a wintry mix to begin after lunchtime. Areas well north will start out as all snow, otherwise we can expect a wintry mix and even some rain, especially south of I-70. The rain/snow line will slowly push to the south through the rest of the day and into the evening hours. The steadiest precipitation is going to occur between about 4 p.m. Sunday...

January 5, 2015 - 4:06pm
29 weeks 3 days ago

The first snow of the year is just a few hours away. WHIZ meteorologist Phil Sakal says the snow will start between midnight and 2:00 a-m and continue through the Tuesday morning rush hour. He says we can get 2 to 4 inches and in some areas more by tomorrow afternoon. The Ohio Department of Transportation in Muskingum County will bring in a crew of 20 at 11:30 this evening in anticipation of the storm. Other counties are making similar arrangements. ODOT says it did not pre-treat area roads...

November 17, 2014 - 3:47pm
36 weeks 3 days ago

All it took was a quick look out the window Monday, November 17th, to see that Jack Frost had arrived. For students in the area the snows arrival meant school closing and delays, for others the white powder meant spending extra time in the morning to shovel that dreaded driveway.

We caught up with Pat Wishoven as he was shoveling his driveway, “My sidewalk is a corner lot, it takes me about 30 minutes to really get it all cleaned.”

Shoveling the driveway may not seem...

November 17, 2014 - 7:38am
36 weeks 3 days ago

 The Ohio Department of Transportation makes itself ready to fight the snow that's moved into our forecast.

District 5 which covers Muskingum County announced Sunday night they will have 83 plows ready to fight the snow Monday morning for those heading off to work and school. 

ODOT said the first snow is the worst meaning no matter the amount of precipitation folks need to remember to slow down and keep plenty of distance between you and the next vehicle to avoid...

November 16, 2014 - 11:10pm
36 weeks 3 days 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...

February 28, 2014 - 6:48pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Matt Russell, Administrative Deputy at the Muskingum County Engineer's Office, says the MCEO currently has 300 tons of salt left to last them until the end of winter. Typically the Muskingum County Engineer's Office uses 3,000 to 4,000 tons of salt a year. This year, that number has nearly doubled to 6,000 tons. Russell says because they have maxed out their state contract, it's unlikely they will order more salt.

"You'd have to pay more if you can actually get it,...

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