Stories tagged with: Winter Weather

February 5, 2014 - 12:08pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

For those feeling cooped up in this winter weather there's a place of escape.

The Muskingum County Library System said during snow days they see an influx of patrons into their buildings. Most are families looking for entertainment in the form of DVDs or kids taking time to place with the puzzles. They're also borrowing books.

"We get messages and have conversations from superintendents and teachers that it's really important during these periods where there's been prolonged...

January 31, 2014 - 4:11pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is gearing up for the second round of winter weather.

Transportation Administrator for Muskingum County, Phil Valentine says that he is unsure if the next few days will be filled with snow, rain or ice, but his crews are getting machinery ready to keep county roads salted and as dry as possible.

"Right now we are getting a lot of our trucks serviced. A lot of blades still need to be changed from the last storm that we had, and another...

January 30, 2014 - 6:17pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The weather is finally improving and people in our area took advantage of warmer temperatures by getting their vehicles washed.

Owner of Soft Cloth Car Wash on Maple Avenue, John Thomas says that his crews were constantly working throughout the morning and afternoon.

"Today its been very busy and I expect it to be as long as it doesn't rain or snow and get to cold again. It was very busy because people's cars are very dirty, " said Thomas.

Thomas says with the...

January 27, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Zanesville City Street crews had their hands full dealing with this weekend blast of winter.

Street Superintendent, Jeff Shook says that his 13 man team alternates days and nights to plow and salt the roads.. He says they have a plan of action and follows it to ensure the highest amount of safety for the largest amount of Zanesville residents.

"We always do our main drags first. Those are the highly traveled areas, then we will go to our hill streets and we will clean them...

January 27, 2014 - 4:33pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The dangerously cold temperatures can be a serious threat to your health.

Medical Director at the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department, Dr. Vicki Whitacre says that already this January two people have been sent to the hospital with cases of frostbite and hypothermia. She suggests dressing appropriately while battling the frigid conditions.

"They need to bundle up well with layers. You need to keep your ears covered if you are going to be out a long time, probably...

January 26, 2014 - 7:14pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

The staff at the Do-It Center is helping the public stay warm during the drafty season with winter weather suggestions.

Shift Supervisor, Dayle Bailey says the number of walk in customers has increased in the last two days due to the extremely cold temperatures and high levels of snow. He says on Sunday they have sold more than a half a ton of salt. Other items flying off the shelves includes anything that aides in fighting the chilly weather.

"People been coming in looking...

January 24, 2014 - 11:55am
1 year 8 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transpiration crews gear up for another set of long hours as snow once again dominates the forecast.

Starting at midnight 16 to 20 crews per shift will take to the roads working to keep traffic moving. The frigid temperatures make fighting this storm different then others.

"If you treat too early in lower temperatures the salt will start melting the snow and then will rapidly refreeze," explained Phil Valentine Transportation Manager for Muskingum...

January 7, 2014 - 7:08pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

The ER at Genesis Good Samaritan is reporting cases of frostbite.

Although emergency rooms actually see fewer patients during extreme weather, Director of Trauma and Emergency at Good Samaritan, David Davis, said there have been several people admitted to the ER with weather-related health problems.

"We've had some frostbite, nothing too bad," Davis explained. "We've had several car crashes that seem to be weather related, lots of falls and a lot of...

January 7, 2014 - 7:04pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

While most of us spend only minutes outside in this weather, first responders are required to stay until the job is finished. For the Zanesville Fire Department, they make sure to take the proper precautions to avoid slipping, getting hypothermia or getting over exhausted.

"We try to rotate guys in and out just to keep them warm, when we go into a fire, we have a lot of water flowing and once we get wet and come outside in the conditions, then our gear freezes, we get cold easily...

January 5, 2014 - 6:29pm
1 year 11 weeks ago

With the sub-zero temperatures and more snow on the way, Riesbeck's Store Director, Rich Daugherty, said it was a hectic day.

"A lot of people with the forecast coming up, concerned more about the temperatures than anything," Daugherty explained. "Some of them are worried about power outages so they're in here buying some canned goods in case the power does go out."

Daugherty said safety candles, milk, bottled water, bread, batteries and rock salt...

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