Stories tagged with: snow

December 13, 2010 - 6:50pm
5 years 32 weeks ago

The past 24 hours have been busy for the Ohio Department of Transportation as crews continue to clear area roadways from this latest winter storm.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says they've already placed another order for more salt to make sure there's enough on hand to tackle any future storms.

"So far, on this particular storm, we have used 600 tons of salt material spreading it on the roadways making sure our crews are out and that they are...

February 28, 2010 - 6:14pm
6 years 21 weeks ago

What began as winter wonderland is beginning to wear on the patience of many residents.

The constant flurry of snow and freezing temperatures are harsher this year than the ice and mild snowfall of last year.

"I think this is worse, we have had a lot of snow, deep snow, and the cold weather we have had some really low temperatures that affected us also," says Mike Liston.

"I say it has been a dramatic change since last year. Last year we had some...

February 20, 2010 - 7:31pm
6 years 22 weeks ago

It's a piece of equipment that isn't used much in this area because we aren't used to seeing this much snow on the ground at one time, but some pilots are putting skis on their airplanes to help them get around better.

The skis don't really affect how the pilot flies in the air, but rather how that individual handles the ground.

"The skis allow us to transition into the deep snow, and the wheels wouldn't allow us to do that. We'd have to plow the runway, " says Y-City...

February 19, 2010 - 4:51pm
6 years 22 weeks ago

With today's sunshine comes melting of the two feet of snow we received over the past couple of weeks. And that means big problems for some homeowners.

Jim Deam of B-Dry says thawing of this much snow and ice can cause major problems. Water may seep into your home causing water damage or flooding.

"You have an outside footer drain problem," said Deam. "Those outside footer drains would have been installed when the house was built. And then water also can come...

February 19, 2010 - 4:48pm
6 years 22 weeks ago

The snow has gone from being something beautiful to look at to something that may cause serious problems for your home or business.

The weight of the snow and ice around Southeastern Ohio is causing some roofs to collapse.

City of Zanesville Building Inspector Tim Smith says spread out snowfall shouldn't be a problem.

"it's when you get concentrated loads, when it drifts into valleys or around dormers," said Smith. "Or in the case of a church, all the...

February 18, 2010 - 3:37pm
6 years 22 weeks ago

Most everyone throughout Ohio has been able to dig out after the three winter storms swept through the state, but stores selling those supplies are still recovering.

Dennis baldwin of the Do-It Center on the East Pike said their supplies are running low.

"We are out of almost everything except rock salt," he said. "Our warehouses don't have anything we can buy like shovels and ice melt. We can't even get sleds for the kids. Last week we tried to get...

February 17, 2010 - 7:31pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

A Zanesville family is still stunned that their barn is destroyed. The Stillions say heavy snow from the last week and a half brought down the 80 foot long and 50 foot wide structure.

WHIZ's Emily Baird set out to speak with the family to find out exactly what happened.

"I would never expect what little snow we still had on the roof and even the high winds that the barn would even come down, " says Victor Stillion.

But more than two feet of snow was enough weight...

February 17, 2010 - 7:11pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

The snow is even affecting business in downtown Zanesville.

Ditty's Downtown Deli is located on Fourth Street, and Owner, DJ Dittmar, says it's been a struggle these past couple of weeks with sales being cut in half.

"It has been slow of course. Everything's been disrupted when the kids don't go to school, and people have to find places for their children while they go to work. It's kind of difficult for everyone, but a lot of places downtown are still moving along, "...

February 17, 2010 - 6:03pm
6 years 23 weeks ago

In the midst of snow storms emergency crews find themselves out on very treacherous roads.

But they must always answer the call for help,so when bad weather rolls in there are a number of precautions the fire department takes. First, a supervisor drives the different roads to find trouble spots to report the the city. The fire department keeps strong treads on their tires and also uses a different form of tire chains.

"We have what we call drop down chains and...

February 17, 2010 - 5:54pm
6 years 23 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...

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