A combination of last Friday's winter storm and this one is slowing down mail delivery.
Zanesville Postmaster, Steve Williams, says it has been affecting mail transportation from Columbus to here. Once the mail gets into Zanesville, then it has become difficult to distribute it to the residents. Williams says mail delivery trucks can't make it down certain streets without getting stuck, and mail carriers are having a hard time walking over snow mounds on foot.
The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Code Yellow snow emergency which means “roadway conditions are declining and motorists must use extreme caution. Use judgment on road conditions versus necessity of travel.”
Other counties in our region have also issued alerts. In Morgan, Coshocton, Licking, Noble and Perry Counties Level 2 snow emergencies have been issued. That designation is similar to a Code Yellow.
Most area students are enjoying a nice day off from school, but the number of calamity days local school districts are using is rising.
Winter has brought some consistent snowfalls, with the biggest of the season arriving last Friday.
Coshocton Schools have the lowest number of calamity days used at one. New Lexington Schools and Newark City Schools are tied at two days a piece. Zanesville City Schools' and Morgan Local Schools' students and staff have had four days off. Lastly,...
Many people in our area found themselves digging out from the snow storm, but shoveling the heavy snow can lead to serious heart and back problems.
Dr. Keith Brantley with Good Samaritan Hospital says heart attacks increase significantly in the winter months, particularly while people are shoveling snow. For some residents, shoveling snow can be the first exercise they receive in the winter and that can put their heart at risk.
Now that our area has nearly a foot of snow on the ground, residents are starting the process of digging out.
Even though the snow was still coming down, residents were out with shovels to try and clear their walkways and driveways. Many have lived in Zanesville their whole life and say while this snow is a mess, they have seen worse.
"I have seen this much before, more times than one. I was here for the blizzard in '76, the one where you couldn't get nowhere,...
Car accidents, cars running off the road and cars rolling over have kept law enforcement running from accident to accident Friday. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Mike Warner says the accidents can come from a combination of factors.
"People don't pay attention, they don't leave soon enough, they don't allow enough room between vehicles and compensate for the slippery roads and they really need to slow down and leave...