Stories tagged with: Winter Weather

February 18, 2015 - 1:21pm
27 weeks 1 day ago

Spring may only be a month away, but today it definitely didn't feel like it.

With below freezing temperatures and close to 3 inches of snow falling throughout the day road conditions were anything but ideal.

"Terrible, yeah actually I was surprised. I though Route 22 and some of the main routes would be open, you know, clear. I wasn't expecting that but, we'll make it" said Jeff Kokensparger.

Electa George said she would have canceled her appointments if it wasn'...

February 17, 2015 - 6:41pm
27 weeks 2 days ago

The snows of winter can make driving very difficult for some drivers.

Even traveling a short distance on snow covered roads can be dangerous. White outs across the area this past weekend and several inches of snow last night have been a driving factor in many auto accidents this week. Lieutenant Matt Boyd with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said the best thing to do is avoid travel in bad weather.

"Most importantly in these conditions, if you don't have to travel don't,...

January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
30 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is getting ready for the next blast from 'Old Man Winter.'

With a change of freezing rain coming in overnight O-DOT is ready to send crews back out on the road to make sure they are passable for drivers. O-DOT's Muskingum County Manager, Phil Valentine, said they are monitoring the possibility of an ice storm coming through.

"Something like this, we'll monitor and see how it's progressing in," Valentine said. "If it's something...

January 26, 2015 - 6:46pm
30 weeks 3 days ago

The snow started late Sunday night and continued into the mid morning here in Zanesville. 

It even canceled schools across the area Monday. It led to a massive clean-up with people needing to be out shoveling and state and local crews out plowing. It even caused some difficulties for our Sunrise crew Monday morning. 
 
"It looks like we're in for a snowy morning today. There was already another layer on my car after I got here," Stephanie...
January 6, 2015 - 4:42am
33 weeks 3 days ago

 The Ohio Department of Aging says with the snow and cold temperatures forecasted for the next few days older adults are at risk of complications from the cold and snow. 

The Ohio Department of Aging urges older adults to have a plan to stay warm and injury free. 

Director of the Department Bonnie Burman said, "As we age bodies react differently to extreme conditions, in part because we lose body heat more quickly and also because we are more likely to take...

November 12, 2014 - 4:51pm
41 weeks 1 day ago

The warmer air has come and gone, and with the recent cool down, many people will be needing to prepare for winter.

Leann Cline, Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the Health Department told us that winter preparedness is a topic that many don't keep in mind during the change of season. Cline shared some tips in order to raise awareness on preparing your home for the recent freeze,

"In order to prepare yourself for the winter weather, we recommend that...

February 28, 2014 - 6:48pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

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,...

February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
1 year 26 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We're a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream,...

February 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
1 year 28 weeks ago

The Zanesville Fire Department needs your help digging them out of a dangerous winter situation.

Fire fighters say that the last few winter storms have left area fire hydrants covered with snow. There are around 1,200 hydrants in the city of Zanesville and the fire department is unable to make it to all of them.

"Today we are asking for the public's help. If you know there is a fire hydrant in your front yard or if you know there is a hydrant close to your residence, if you...

February 5, 2014 - 5:56pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

Although the city is plowing the roads, chances are you had to dig your car out of the snow this morning. We caught up with a few Zanesville residents who did just that.

"I wasn't expecting it," said Jerry McClellan. "I was expecting a little bit of snow but nothing near like this."

Terry DeLancey said, "Oh the snows been buried on it there as you can tell with the other vehicles there. It took probably a good 20 minutes to get dug around,...

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