Stories tagged with: snow

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 25, 2015 - 9:27am
1 year 2 weeks 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 - 3:06pm
1 year 5 weeks 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 - 2:47pm
1 year 12 weeks 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 - 6:38am
1 year 12 weeks 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 - 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...

February 28, 2014 - 5:48pm
1 year 49 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,...

February 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the worst, and with limited amounts of salt.

Right now trucks are being greased and pre-loaded in anticipation of Sunday's big storm. ODOT Manager, Phil Valentine, says the Muskingum County garage currently has 2,500 tons of salt left. While Valentine says 2,500 is a "survivable rate," he says they will continue to pace how much salt is used.

"Right now we're still salt on interstates but a lot of our...

February 21, 2014 - 11:40pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

February 13, 2014 - 5:17pm
1 year 51 weeks ago

The warmer temperatures sure felt better on Thursday, but all the ice and snow in our area is still a big problem and needs to be removed from sidewalks and driveways.

The Do-It Center's, Dayle Bailey says that it's important to use the right equipment when removing large amounts of snow and ice.

"Best thing to do is use a heavy flat point shovel rather than a snow shovel because it's a lot sturdier and you can use it to chip away at the ice. You can use it to shovel either...

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