Matt Russell, Administrative Deputy at the Muskingum County Engineer's Office, says the MCEO currently has 300 tons of salt left to last them until the end of winter. Typically the Muskingum County Engineer's Office uses 3,000 to 4,000 tons of salt a year. This year, that number has nearly doubled to 6,000 tons. Russell says because they have maxed out their state contract, it's unlikely they will order more salt.
"You'd have to pay more if you can actually get it,...
Crews from the Muskingum County ODOT Garage will be working around the clock to prep roadways for the snow, ice, and rain mix that's expected to hit late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. ODOT Transportation Administrator, Phil Valentine, says shifts are being established and crews are pre-loading their trucks.
"This is gonna be one of those events it could go either way," said Valentine. "We could have high snowfall, ice, and either way it's a bad scenario. We'...
Those needing shelter in this frigid weather can seek help at the Salvation Army.
With dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast, shelter manager, Karen Walker, says there are spots available at the Salvation Army's Putnam Avenue location.
"We are open in the office from 8 o'clock in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon and then we have our hot meals program from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m." Walker explained. "So they can come in and speak to somebody at that point,...
TONIGHT: Cloudy & Cold. Light Snow Showers Developing. Low 30
TOMORROW: Cloudy. Snow. Wintry Mix South & East. High 34.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Snow Continues. Low 26.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is now in effect, for Muskingum, Coshocton, Guernsey and Tuscarawas Counties, from 10 AM Tuesday to 1 PM Wednesday.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is now in effect, for Noble County, from 10 AM Tuesday to 1 PM Wednesday.
A WINTER STORM WATCH is now...
Meteorologist's have been forecasting the next winter storm for several days.
As a strong low pressure trucks it's way northeast, multiple forms of precipitation will effect our area on Wednesday. With predictions for heavy snow and accumulations of three to seven inches, many prepared for the storm prior to the Christmas holiday.
Reisbeck's Store Director, Rich Daugherty said, "When the weather is going to start turning bad, so some of the customers are not only getting...
The first day of winter arrived with authority and area stores are stocked with supplies.
The Do-It Center on the East Pike has everything homeowners will need from shovels to de-icer. The store has had steady traffic as shoppers snap up the most needed items.
Assistant Manager Dennis Baldwin says this usually happens when the first snow storm comes into town and they are ready for the rush.
"We have a supply of snow shovels, rock salt, we have the ice...
In preparation for Friday's winter weather, many people found themselves stocking up on supplies at local stores.
The Pick-N-Save on Howard Street was bustling with activity Friday afternoon as shoppers picked up necessary supplies, such as food, shovels and salt.
Manager, Rich Daugherty said shoppers at his store are preparing for the possibility of losing power.
"Of course, salt, bread, milk, a lot of canned soups. Anything they can make quick, I think...
It's the first time Muskingum County residents have seen a Code Red issued during a winter storm.
Sheriff, Matt Lutz, says his office keeps a number of things under advisement before making that call.
"After I talked with our engineer, Doug Davis, their guys had been out all day. They were getting ready to take a break because they were not able to keep up with the weather. So, we decided right around nine o'clock that we needed to be under condition red. So, we could...