Stories tagged with: snow

February 9, 2010 - 5:47pm
5 years 42 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
5 years 42 weeks 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
5 years 42 weeks 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
5 years 42 weeks 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,...

February 8, 2010 - 9:11am
5 years 42 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon.  Please click on our weather link for our exclusive forecast.

February 7, 2010 - 6:30pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

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.

"Patients if they get chest pain, while...

February 6, 2010 - 10:01pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

While the snow may be messy. It is making for some great packing snow.

Ruth Harris and her family were making an igloo in front of their Abington Avenue home in Zanesville.

"We're doing it the old-fashioned way by tons of snow, mounding it up, and tunneling it out, " says Harris.

Harris says they had been working on the project for about five hours and had one tool in mind for the job.

"Little shovels, and a great big shovel, a garden shovel, "...

February 6, 2010 - 3:42pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

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,...

February 6, 2010 - 3:24pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

With the heavy overnight snow, the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency leapt into action Saturday morning to help keep the public safe.

The Deputy Director of the EMA Jeff Jadwin says they first made sure all the main roads were clear so emergency vehicles could get through. But the wide spread power outages were also a worry.

"The big concern that we had this morning was the amount of people that we had without power and it went over 7,000 and...

February 5, 2010 - 5:30pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

It is a busy day for emergency crews in our area.

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...

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