A sudden burst of winter weather is keeping the Ohio Department of Transportation on its toes, and more could be on the way.
ODOT Transportation Manager for Muskingum County Raymond Dailey said crews were not expecting temperatures to dip into single digits overnight, which makes salt less efficient on the roadways. Dailey said ODOT was still able to clean up the mess before the morning traffic rush, but now he's already looking ahead to the next obstacle - ice.
Southeast Ohio is expected to see its first snowfall Thursday night, and the Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for what could be a messy morning commute on Friday.
Transportation Administrator for Muskingum County Raymond Dailey said his workers are getting the trucks ready by filling them up with fuel and checking the tire pressure. He said the rain limits how much preparation can be done before the storm hits.
With the recent winter storms, snow days are beginning to add up for area schools.
Kevin Appleman of the Zanesville City Schools said they have now exceeded their third and final calamity day, which now means they must make up a day of school at the end of the year.
"I don't think it'll be too bad, it'll be fine, but then again I'm not a weather forecaster, I'm not sure how many more snow days we'll have but just to assure everybody out there, we look at it for the safety of...
With the help of other local agencies, Community Ambulance Service is overcoming obstacles despite the winter weather.
In preparation for winter storms, Director of Operations Phil Koster says the ambulance service brings in additional resources because they realize there will be an increase in emergency calls in regards to car accidents. They also have to keep in mind that it will take longer to get to people who live in remote areas, so the additional staff and ambulances make...
It's been a day of digging out for residents in Southeastern Ohio.
Yesterday's snowfall has homeowners digging out their cars, driveways, and sidewalks. Local resident David Bryan and his two friends kept busy this morning shoveling sidewalks for all of their neighbors. They say anytime there is a measurable amount of snow, they are always willing to help.
"Pretty much snow shoveling everybody's walks. Figure people can use the help being it's so cold out and...
The winter storm is over and now we have to deal with slick roads, driveways and sidewalks. The Ohio Department of Transportation, City of Zanesville and Muskingum County plows are out in full force this Friday morning. Local law enforcement authorities say main roadways are being plowed, but remain snow covered and slick in spots. There have been a rash of accidents reported Thursday evening into Friday morning, but no serious accidents have occurred. Secondary roads are still snow covered...
The most basic piece of equipment for removing snow from a sidewalk is a snow shovel, but there are also other methods available that are less strenuous.
When the roads are covered with snow and ice so are your sidewalks and driveways. Plows take care of those roads, but it's your job to take care of the rest. Although removing snow can be a pain, it's important to use the right method. Sunrise Do it Center Sales Associate Dennis Baldwin says traditional rock salt is...
Snow and icy conditions can pose health hazards to your local mail carrier.
Zanesville Postmaster Steve Williams says the postal service is asking customers to help keep paths free of snow and ice for the safe delivery of mail. Injuries of carriers increase during winter months, which in turn, take their toll on employees.
"Most of the time it is some kind of slip, typically an elbow injury or a hand injury, unfortunately every once in a while you have a head injury,...
It seems everyone is handling the weather in their own way.
Today's snow storm may have caused headaches for drivers, but to kids it was a dream come true. D&D Bait Owner Darrell Gibbons says he doesn't mind being outside and his first priority is keeping his customers safe.
"I had to come out and shovel the snow. I had to make sure I got the snow off my sidewalks for the business so nobody falls," said Gibbons.
The Ohio Department of Transportation is ready to take on the roads.
The ODOT crews are getting their trucks ready for tomorrow's possible winter storm, and they want you to know that they'll be out in full force.
"Tomorrow when it hits, and if it lasts as long as they expect it to, we will be out 24/7, at least the next few days anyway. We will divide into shifts, we will have people on overtime, and do whatever it takes to keep the roads plowed and clear,...