Stories tagged with: Winter

March 5, 2013 - 5:33pm
3 years 24 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
3 years 26 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
5 years 30 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...

January 20, 2011 - 6:01pm
5 years 31 weeks ago

The Zanesville City Water Maintenance Department is ready to handle water main breaks that are bound to happen this winter season.

Water main breaks are becoming more and more common in Zanesville and with the winter season in full force, along with old infrastructure, Public Service Director Mike Sims says there is no way to stop the inevitable.

"We totaled, as we are looking at our end of the year reports from each division, we had 240 water breaks this year that we...

December 14, 2010 - 7:28pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

The John McIntire Library in Zanesville is beginning to see more activity now that winter has arrived.

Public Relations Manager Blair Tom said with the frigid weather, many people are more inclined to stay indoors and do familiy activities like visiting the library.

"We see an increase in reading and books being checked out, some for practical purposes holiday decorating, cook books, making crafts for gifts," he said.

Tom said they are always thinking of new...

December 14, 2010 - 7:23pm
5 years 36 weeks ago

Zanesville is preparing for winter and offering a few reminders to residents.

Public Service Director Mike Sims said the city has appropriated enough in its budget to have salt available for the remainder of the year. He said they are contracted with the Department of Transportation for next year and doesn't foresee any issues of running out.

He said the crews have to be ready to clear roadways at any time.

"We always start with the main routes first, the most heavily...

December 13, 2010 - 6:15am
5 years 36 weeks ago

It is a snowy and windy start to the week in Zanesville and the rest of Ohio. The latest blast of winter weather includes a few inches of snow and blowing wind which means a wind chill factor below zero at times. Local law enforcement authorities say so far there have not been any accidents (as of 5:00 am) but drivers should use caution on area roadways. Most Sheriff’s Offices in our area have issued Level 1 Snow Emergencies which means roads are hazardous with blowing and drifting...

December 10, 2010 - 6:14am
5 years 37 weeks ago

It’s another slick start to the day here in our area. The Highway Patrol says there is a report Friday morning of a rollover accident on I-70 near the Brownsville exit in Licking County. It happened around 5:00 am. Initial reports indicate that someone is trapped inside. Authorities say the early morning coating of snow is making roads, bridges and overpasses slick.  There are school delays this morning -- click on the closing link on the top of this page for the updated...

December 7, 2010 - 6:08pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is preparing for the winter months ahead.

Its now taking advantage of various social neworking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, so motorists can be up-to-date on all road conditions. Public Information Officer Kate Stickle said that transparency is especially important.

"For you to know what we're doing so you can know that your tax dollars are at work as we're working for you, trying to get you to your destination safely,...

October 22, 2010 - 3:57pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

The sun may be shining, but cold temperatures and inclement weather is right around the corner. We have some tips to get your car ready for Winter's precipitation.

AAA is urging people to get their cars inspected for Winter and want to emphasize getting your brakes are up to speed.

"Some of the warning signs for your brakes being worn out is if you have to put too much pressure on the brakes in order to get your car to slow down, or if you hear squeaking, or noises...

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