Winter Operations

Winter Operations

Winter Operations

Keeping Cincinnati moving safely during the winter is our primary goal. The Department of Public Services maintains 3,112 lane miles within a 79-square-mile area.

We ask for your patience as we first focus our efforts on treating the City's primary and secondary routes. Primary routes include some hills, bridges, main thoroughfares and the City's downtown business district.

The city's streets are cleared as a priority to improve the safety and travel conditions for the public.

Download the DPS Snow and Ice Removal Plan

Weather Alerts

The City of Cincinnati follows the Snow Emergency levels announced by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office:

  • Level I Snow Alert: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow.
  • Level II Snow Advisory: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.
  • Level III Snow Emergency: All Municipal, Township, County, and State roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be out during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel. Those traveling on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest.