Stories tagged with: snow

February 16, 2010 - 5:58pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

Zanesville city crews are attempting to clear the roadways after the third winter storm we've had in about a week and a half, and Public Service Director, Mike Sims, says the side roads are becoming a challenge.

"Just because of the extreme amount of snow and what we plowed two or three weeks ago is now frozen into moguls. The trucks are even having a difficult time moving it, " says Sims.

Another reason is people parking their cars on the roadways because they have no...

February 16, 2010 - 5:52pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

With all this snow, some local residents have cabin fever.

A few ventured to the Colony Square Mall this afternoon and told us what they thought of all this snow.

"Sick to death of it. I'm looking forward to spring, " says New Concord resident Mike Higgins.

"It's pretty crazy, " says youngster Jimmy Weaver.

"I like it. I just don't like the driving conditions because I get stuck in my car a lot. I don't have my four-wheel drive anymore,...

February 15, 2010 - 6:01pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The snow is piling outside, which can cause some problems for our four-legged friends.

They can develop cold-weather injuries because most go outside without covering their paws.

"A lot of dogs have hair in between the pads of their feet. You can get ice, snow, and salt from the sidewalks built up in that, which can cause burns, frostbite, or things like that-cause a lot of discomfort for the pet, " says Executive Director of the Animal Shelter of Muskingum County,...

February 15, 2010 - 4:37pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The headaches just kept on coming for drivers Monday afternoon.

A slushy mix of snow and ice on Greenwood Avenue had drivers sliding down the hill.

"We were sliding at the gray house at the top of the hill so I let off the brake, like my boyfriend kept instructing me to do, and it didn't make any bit of difference because they hadn't done evidently anthing to the roads quite yet," says Kim Hiett.

Hiett's car hit a car already stuck in a snow bank....

February 15, 2010 - 4:35pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The heavy snow Monday afternoon is the cause of several accidents and cars running off the road.

At points during the snow storm, drivers could only see about 30 feet in front of their vehicles.  Ron Metzung was driving on I-70 when he says his tires caught black ice.

"The back side of my van was just sliding out to the left side of me and I managed to get control of it, but obviously not too good and I am not hurt and the van doesn't seem to...

February 10, 2010 - 4:47pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

The mounting snow and the ice is making it difficult to get from one place to the next.

Some people are finding themselves stuck and forced to call a towing service.

"It's been non-stop. We're averaging 75 to 80 calls a day between the tow trucks, the service trucks, and battery calls. It's been busy, " says Clever's Towing service truck driver Michael Nunley.

Yet, some of the calls could be avoided.

"Three quarters of them are their driveways, and most...

February 10, 2010 - 4:44pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

While kids may be excited to go outside and play in the white stuff, the Zanesville Fire Department is asking parents to keep kids away from the piles of snow growing all across Southeastern Ohio.

Some of the piles are several feet tall.

"I know some of them actually look like an igloo. They're very attractive, but the thing people don't realize is that a lot of those piles of snow are made up of different buckets of snow that have come from the snowfall we've had, and it...

February 10, 2010 - 3:43pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

With the recent heavy snow, Mailboxes can become a casualty when plows clear the roads.

It's often not the actual plow that knocks over mailboxes. The force of the snow being thrown from the plow can be heavy enough to snap the mailbox post.  You can get your mailbox replaced, but you need to speak to the correct department. If you live on a State Route or US Route contact your local Ohio Department of Transportation county garage. ODOT Spokeswoman, Kate Stickle, says...

February 9, 2010 - 6:18pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

While many of you have been keeping up to date with the weather through WHIZ TV or radio, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is taking part in webinars with the National Weather Service.

Bo Keck of the EMA said they've had two webinars so far, one for last Friday's snow storm and one for today's weather.

"Thet wanted to give a forecast of exactly what's going on and what's coming, which helps us to plan," said Keck. "The one on thursday...

February 9, 2010 - 5:50pm
5 years 41 weeks ago

Some people are still without power from last week's winter storm, and tomorrow's winds could leave more people in the dark.

So, the Salvation Army wants people to know that if you are without heat and supplies, there is one place you can turn to.

"We're just a couple nights stay. It just depends on if they're from Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan counties. There's steps that we do have to follow, but whatever it is they need, we pretty much let them stay for a couple days,...

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