Stories tagged with: Winter Weather

January 3, 2014 - 7:31pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

Icy sidewalks, steps and driveways usually come along with winter, making even the walk to your car potentially dangerous.The Sunrise Do-It-Center is offering some tips on how to keep your sidewalks and driveways safe and prevent you from slipping and falling.

"You can put down a pre-treat which is called Liquid Snow Shovel which is good to 25 below zero," explained Dennis Baldwin, assistant store manager at Sunrise Do-It-Center. "It kind of catches it as...

January 3, 2014 - 7:22pm
1 year 39 weeks ago

The Red Cross has issued winter safety tips for residents to follow when the weather takes a turn for the worse, like it's expected to in the next few days. Community disaster educator, Martha Staley, says one of the most important things to do is dress properly. You should cover your hands and ears, and wear lots of thin layers.

"Stay in if at all possible if it's that bitter cold, dress in those layers, be aware of your health when you're working out in the snow, if you...

December 10, 2013 - 12:00pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

Old Man Winter left his mark on Southeastern Ohio early Tuesday morning...

The winter season officially begins next week, but the Ohio Department of Transportation's Muskingum County garage reports that our area saw two inches of snowfall on Tuesday morning. Dozens of schools in the area were closed, and multiple counties were placed under snow emergencies... But some residents said the snowfall did not put a damper on their plans.

"Well I don't mind this so much...

December 6, 2013 - 12:59pm
1 year 43 weeks ago

Some events scheduled for Friday are beginning to cancel due to the threat of winter weather. 

You can access the closings and cancelations by clicking on the closings tab at the top of website. 

Keep checking back with WHIZ TV, Radio and right here on the web for the latest in closings and cancelations.

November 11, 2013 - 5:39pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

The first real taste of winter means it's time to start thinking about how to deal with snow again.

Cars will be frosted, roads will be slick and driveways will need attention. Luckily, there are ways to prepare before the snow even touches the ground.

"We have a product that is fairly new, that is called liquid snow shovel,” explained Dennis Baldwin, Assistant Manager at the Sunrise Do-It Center. “You put it down before the snow and it melts as it is snowing on...

February 22, 2013 - 5:06am
2 years 32 weeks ago

Ohio Department of Transportation crews are already out on our roadways trying to take care of the latest round of winter weather in our area.

Friday morning in Muskingum County 20 crews are out trying to clear roadways. Those numbers are similar in Perry, Guernsey and Coshocton Counties.

According to, moderate snow and ice is being reported on the roadways, so make sure to take it slow.

January 9, 2013 - 7:28pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

The drought of last summer had many local farmers concerned about future crops.

Area farms had to deal with around two to three inches less of rainfall than normal. But with the recent snowfall the soil is able to play catch up.

Mark Mechling, OSU Extension Educator said, "certainly this rain and snow that we have experienced the last several weeks have been helpful, it has not completely replenished the ground water resources. So I think that is an important point, is...

December 26, 2012 - 2:36pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

The Energy Cooperative in Newark said that the severe winter weather that has included wet snow, sleet, freezing rain and winds has the potential to cause power outages through their service territory.

The Cooperative said it takes about one half an inch of build up of snow and ice to snap tree limbs causing them to fall and bring down power lines.

The Muskingum Valley Red Cross said in the event of a power outage you should have a plan in place.

"Make sure you have at...

December 25, 2012 - 9:19pm
2 years 40 weeks ago

According to road conditions at this time on some roadways remain wet. No Ohio Department of Transportation crews are currently on the roads working in our area.

Should we have any event cancelations or snow emergencies to pass along to you, you can find that information on our website under the closings link, by listening to AM1240 or Z92.7 and of course WHIZ-TV.

February 8, 2012 - 6:31pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

Whether it's for six more weeks or not, winter is here in Zanesville - for now, and area residents are dealing with it.

After what has been a rather mild winter season, residents woke up to snow covered driveways, sidewalks and cars. Zanesville Resident Herbert Dailey said the weather added a little more time onto his daily commute for safety precautions, and he would have preferred the warmer temperatures to stick around.

"Well it'll take a while to get used to, but we've...

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