Stories tagged with: snow

February 15, 2010 - 4:35pm
5 years 51 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 51 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 51 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 52 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 52 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 52 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,...

February 9, 2010 - 5:47pm
5 years 52 weeks ago

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.

"I'm sure...

February 9, 2010 - 2:15pm
6 years 2 hours ago

Numerous accidents are being caused today by the snow fall.

This one-vehicle accident shut down the west-bound off ramp of I-70, leading to Underwood Avenue in Zanesville.

It happened around 1:30 p.m.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

February 9, 2010 - 1:29pm
6 years 12 min ago

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.

Guernsey County remain at...

February 8, 2010 - 5:18pm
6 years 22 hours ago

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,...

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