Stories tagged with: Winter

January 27, 2014 - 10:20pm
1 year 8 weeks ago

Instead of potentially being put on a waiting list like many other cities across the state, where Public Service Director James Sawyer says "demand is high and the supply is low," the city of Zanesville can now get a head start on the process of ordering more salt to keep roads clear.

"We're looking at about maybe 1,800 tons of salt," said Sawyer. "But we have storage for only so much so we have to buy in increments. We can't put it all in one unit that we...

January 25, 2014 - 11:14am
1 year 8 weeks ago
***Update*** I-70 reopens in both directions after being closed for 5 hours near Ohio 37 exits in Licking County due to several accidents.

An accident has closed a portion of I-70 in our area. 

According to the Granville Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol I-70 is closed near the Lancaster exit on both the east and westbound lanes.

Trooper Ferguson reports that several people are sliding off of the roadway and several accidents have been reported.

The Ohio...

December 30, 2013 - 6:45pm
1 year 12 weeks ago

During the winter months blood donations are at their lowest levels and the Red Cross is working to improve that number.

The Red Cross held its annual winter blood drive at Secrest Auditorium on Monday. One pint of donated blood can be used to save up to three lives. Blood can be used for its various properties and can improve the lives of people suffering from severe injuries or diseases.

"Blood is obviously used for trauma it is also used for treatments of cancer, cancer...

December 21, 2013 - 6:38pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

It's officially the first day of winter and temperatures reached the mid fifties. Locals are having mixed feelings about the uncharacteristic start to winter.

Bryn Bird is a mother and farmer from the Granville area and she says that she enjoys having a break from the snow, but is not a fan of one other thing.

"I would rather it be cold at least so the ground is frozen. Right now my husband is tracking in mud and I'm mopping the floors like four times day so it would be nice...

December 15, 2013 - 1:50pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

One county in our area is under a snow emergency at this time. Coshocton is under a Level 1 Snow Alert

A level one snow emergency means that roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and you should drive with caution. 

 

 

 

December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

With the rise in accidents this time of year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to pay attention and slow down.

Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post, says traveling at an unsafe speed while the roads are bad is the number one cause of accidents during the winter months.

"Just because the speed limit is 70 MPH on the interstate certainly doesn't mean it's safe to drive 70 MPH when the road are like they have been," Lt. Boyd explained....

December 11, 2013 - 6:19pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Arctic temperatures have arrived and with only a few weeks until from the official start of winter, the colder air seems to be here to stay.

The good news is . . . there are various methods to keep your home warm and wallet thick.

"The main thing with keeping your house warm in the winter is air loss,” explained Dale Bailey, a salesman at the Sunrise Do-It Center. “Heat loss from air flow, so you need to check around your windows and doors for air flow, make sure...

March 5, 2013 - 5:33pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz, is also gearing up for the storm so he can determine which snow emergency level to declare. There are three levels of snow emergencies and tonight is a good time to go over what they mean.

" Well of course level one we issue quite a bit during the winter time," said Lutz.  It's basically to let the public know that the roads are starting to get snow covered or starting to get slippery. Basically use caution when go out, give...

February 18, 2013 - 6:54pm
2 years 5 weeks ago

Salt and grime cover cars all throughout the winter season and many consider washing their cars for cosmetic or cleanliness purposes only.

However, according to Squiggly's Car Wash on Maple Avenue in Zanesville, getting the car washed including the undercarriage, is important for more than just the looks.

Jason Wilkin, Manager of Squiggly's Car Wash said, "Most people think that because the car is clean on the outside, that they are okay, but what most people don't know, is...

January 27, 2011 - 6:59pm
4 years 8 weeks ago

If you think there is nothing exciting to do during the winter months right here in Muskingum County, think again.

Vice President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Kelly Ashby offers suggestions for curing the winter time blues.  The Wilds offers Winter Safari Tours monthly where Ashby says you can enjoy both the animals and scenery.

"There's also things you can do that are fun and creative like getting in the car and traveling along National Road...

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