Stories tagged with: Winter

January 20, 2011 - 5:01pm
4 years 45 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 - 6:28pm
4 years 50 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 - 6:23pm
4 years 50 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 - 5:15am
4 years 50 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 - 5:14am
4 years 51 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 - 5:08pm
4 years 50 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 - 2:57pm
5 years 5 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...

September 28, 2010 - 12:29pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

The season may have just changed to fall, but ODOT is already hunkering down for winter's fury.

Crews are checking over 1,700 snow plows across the state and other pieces of equipment to make sure they can handle the snow and maintain 40,000 miles of state highways.

ODOT's District 5 is already planning to have a dry-run for crews at the end of the month on October 25th.

Officials say it's extremely important to keep up with winter storms because if the transportation...

March 14, 2010 - 6:27pm
5 years 37 weeks ago

With last week's warm weather and now the rain, it has many residents feeling like spring is finally here.

But others say April may have some tricks up its sleeve.

"Yea don't be tricked by the nice weather, early March, cause there is still some nastiness in there I am sure," says Chris Joseph.

"The almanac says we will have another snow storm coming so we will wait and see. We hope that almanac is wrong that is all we can hope for,"...

February 23, 2010 - 3:04pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

This winter has brought more snow than most of us have seen in awhile, and it has trapped many of us in our own homes.

However, staying indoors for a long period of time can start to get to you, causing things like "cabin fever" and even depression.

"The feeling of not being able to go out can be very confining and be oppressive to a person, " says Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

You need to try to include some...

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