Snow & Ice Control

attention responsible plow owners:

The City of Toledo, Streets, Bridges, & Harbor Division contracts with owners/operators of snow plow vehicles for plowing on residential streets during heavy snow conditions. For more information please contact us at 419-936-2508.

 

salt spreader

SBH is responsible to keep the streets of the City of Toledo safe for vehicular traffic throughout the winter storm events. This involves salting and plowing established routes to keep the streets clear of snow and ice, as well as clearing downtown walks and pedestrian bridge walks.

salt pile

Streets are formed into routes based on the following criteria:

Phase I – All streets with traffic counts greater than 7500 vehicles per day including hospitals, fire stations, and the downtown TARTA bus loop. 

Phase II – All streets with greater than 2500 vehicles but less than 7500 vehicles including TARTA bus routes. 

Phase III – Streets with less than 2500 vehicles per day but which serve as feeder lines to main arteries, streets adjacent to schools, churches, hospitals, funeral homes, major commercial and industrial areas and other places of high people concentration, school bus routes and known hazardous areas. 

Phase IV – All residential streets 

Types of Snow Events

PRE-TREATMENT STAGE (BRINE):  

Weather - apply during dry road conditions, up to 48 hours prior to any predicted snowfall without rain, and when the dew point approaches air temperature of 32oF or below predicted

  • Crews - SB&H only – 8 hour shift
  • 1 Brine Route for Bridge decks, 10 Brine Routes on Arterial roads and Downtown
  • Brine is applied at the rate of 20-30 gallons per lane mile

STAGE ONE:

  • Weather – Predicted ice or snowfall less than 1 ¾”
  • Crews – SB&H only – continuous 12 hour shifts
  • Phase I, II or III routes – salting only

STAGE TWO:

  • Weather – Predicted ice or snowfall from 1 ¾” to 3”
  • Crews – SB&H only – continuous 12 hour shifts
  • Phase I, II or III routes – plowing and salting of all streets

STAGE THREE:

  • Weather – Predicted ice or snowfall from 3” to 5” or drifting which requires cleaning of residential streets.  Declaration of snow emergency possible
  • Crews – SB&H continuous 12 hour shifts and Sister divisions
  • Phase I and II routes – SB&H plowing and salting
  • Phase III routes – front-end loaders as needed near hospitals, funeral homes, schools, major commercial and industrial areas and TARTA bus routes during daylight hours.  End loaders switched to main streets during night shift if needed. 
  • Phase IV routes – Sister division plowing in residential routes

STAGE FOUR:

  • Weather – Predicted snowfall over 5” – no severe drifting.  Declaration of snow emergency will be declared; a command post may be established.
  • Crews – SB&H continuous 12 hour shifts, Sister divisions, small plow operators, major equipment contractors
  • Phase I and II routes – SB&H plowing and salting; snow removal by heavy Equipment contractors
  • Phase III routes  – Front-end loaders as needed near hospitals, funeral homes, schools, major commercial and industrial areas and TARTA bus routes during daylight hours.  End loaders switched to main streets during night shift. 
  • Phase IV – Sister division and small plow contractors plowing in residential routes
  • Downtown snow removal/hauling if necessary during evening/night shifts

STAGE FIVE:

  • Weather – Predicted snowfall from over 5” with blizzard conditions.  Declaration of snow emergency will be declared and a command post will be established.
  • Crews – SB&H continuous 12 hour shifts, Sister Divisions, small plow operators, major equipment contractors, additional sister division personnel to supervise, emergency small plow operators and major equipment contractors via media.
  • Phase I and II routes – SB&H plowing and salting; snow removal by heavy Equipment contractors.
  • Phase III routes – front-end loaders as needed near hospitals, funeral homes, schools, major commercial and industrial areas and TARTA bus routes during daylight hours.  End loaders switched to main streets during night shift.  All routes to be salted by City crews, heavy equipment contractors to be assigned to problem areas.
  • Phase IV routes – Sister division and small plow contractors plowing in residential routes, Private tow trucks if needed.  Upon completion of plowing, hazardous areas will be salted by SB&H.
  • Downtown and major intersection snow removal/hauling if necessary during evening/night shifts

If you have a plow request please call 419.936.2508.  residential streets are not salted except in extreme conditions, and are not plowed unless we experience a storm event of more than 3" of snowfall. 

Parking ban

At times, during a snow emergency, the City of Toledo Public Safety Director may implement a parking ban upon such streets that are on the posted, Toledo Area Transit Authority (TARTA) bus routes/ Snow Emergency routes.  The ban shall be enforced as necessary by citation, towing and impoundment or any combination of these in accordance with Toledo Municipal Code Traffic Section.  Snow Emergency Routes are listed below:

Street From To
108th Street Ottawa   River Road Summit   Street
116th Street 290th Street Summit Street
131st Street Edgewater   Drive Summit   Street
145th Street Edgewater Drive 326th Street
149th Street Edgewater   Drive 324th Street
14th Street Jackson Street Washington Street
17th Street Adams   Street Washington   Street
21st Street Adams Street Washington Street
23rd Street Jefferson   Avenue Woodruff   Avenue
321st Street 145th Street 146th Street
324th Street 145th Street 149th Street
Adams Street Summit Street Woodruff Avenue
Airport Highway Western   Avenue Reynolds   Road
Albert Street East Broadway White Street
Albion Street Delaware   Avenue Post   Street
Alisdale Drive Kenwood Boulevard Central Avenue
Arlington Avenue Detroit   Avenue Spencer   Avenue
Ashland Avenue Adams Street Collingwood Boulevard
Auburn Avenue Bancroft   Street Central   Avenue
Ayers Avenue Delaware Avenue South Cove Boulevard
Bancroft Street Elm   Street Glenwood   Avenue
Bancroft Street Ottawa Hills Westerly City Limits
Bennett Road Laskey   Road Sylvania   Avenue
Berdan Avenue Haverhill Avenue Rohr Drive
Blucher Street Buckingham   Street Hamilton   Street
Bowen Road Monroe Street Laskey Road
Broadway Clayton   Street Glendale   Avenue
Brown Avenue Buckingham Street Woodland Avenue
Buckeye Street Manhattan   Boulevard Ketcham   Avenue
Buckeye Street Michigan Street Summit Street
Buckingham Street Brown   Avenue Blucher   Street
Bush Street Champlain Street Summit Street
Campbell Street Junction   Avenue Hoag   Street
Canton Street Cherry Street Jackson Street
Central Avenue Stickney   Avenue Albion   Street
Champlain Street Bush Street Cherry Street
Cheltenham Road Bancroft   Street Monroe   Street
Cherry Street Spielbusch Avenue Detroit Avenue
Chestnut Street Central   Avenue Manhattan   Boulevard
City Park Avenue Dorr Street Emerald Avenue
Clinton Avenue Bancroft   Street Norwood   Avenue
Collingwood Boulevard Central Avenue Hamilton Street
Columbus Street Ontario   Street Summit   Street
Consaul Street East City Limits Front Street
Copland Boulevard Byrne   Road River   Road
Cribb Street Willys Parkway Lewis Avenue
Dearborn Avenue East   City Limits Front   Street
Delaware Avenue Lagrange Street Westlake Street
Delaware Avenue Albion   Street Auburn   Avenue
Detroit Avenue Bancroft Street Buckingham Street
Division Street Dorr   Street Nebraska   Avenue
Dorr Street Hoag Street Parkside Boulevard
Douglas Road Laskey   Road Alexis   Road
Dover Street Dearborn Avenue Navarre Avenue
Earl Street East   Broadway Oak   Street
East Broadway Front Street Oakdale Avenue
Edgewater Drive 131st Street 149th Street
Eleanor Avenue Bennett Road Jackman Road
Elm Street Manhattan   Boulevard Water   Street
Elmhurst Road Berdan Avenue Sylvania Avenue
Emerald Avenue City   Park Avenue Maumee   Avenue
Erie Street Emerald Avenue Galena Street
Fassett Street Miami   Street Stillman   Street
Franklin Avenue Adams Street Cherry Street
Front Street Sinclair   Street Oak   Street
Fulton Street Ashland Avenue Central Avenue
Galena Street Michigan   Street Summit   Street
Glanzman Road Byrne Road Detroit Avenue
Glendale Avenue Broadway Anthony   Wayne Trail
Grantwood Drive Stannard Drive Bellevue Road
Gunckel Boulevard Hughes   Drive Central   Avenue
Hamilton Street Collingwood Boulevard Blucher Street
Harvard Boulevard Anthony   Wayne Trail Glendale   Avenue
Hawley Street South Avenue Dorr Street
Hoag Street Campbell   Street Dorr   Street
Hughes Drive Gunckel Boulevard Northwood Avenue
Huron Street Ash   Street Lafayette   Street
Indiana Avenue Brown Avenue Washington Street
Jackson Street Adams   Street Summit   Street
Jefferson Avenue Collingwood Boulevard Water Street
Junction Avenue Campbell   Street Dorr   Street
Kenwood Boulevard Strauss Street Douglas Road
Lafayette Street Michigan   Street Summit   Street
Lagrange Street Manhattan Boulevard Water Street
Lawrence Avenue Dorr   Street Woodruff   Avenue
Lewis Avenue Laskey Road Sylvania Avenue
Liberty Street White   Street Holmes   Street
Lincoln Avenue Grove Place Detroit Avenue
Machen Street Collingwood   Boulevard Fulton   Street
Madison Avenue St. Clair Street Woodruff Avenue
Main Street Maumee   River Nevada   Street
Maumee Avenue Emerald Avenue South Street
McGregor Lane Talmadge   Road Secor   Road
Mettler Street Cherry Street Lagrange Street
Michigan Street Galena   Street Orange   Street
Michigan Street Jackson Street Lafayette Street
Middlesex Drive Bancroft   Street Darlington   Road
Midwood Avenue North Cove Boulevard Hughes Drive
Monroe Street South   Cove Boulevard Water   Street
Montrose Avenue Dorr Street Nebraska Avenue
Mulberry Street Sherman   Street Maywood   Avenue
Mulberry Street Central Avenue Streicher Street
N. 12th Street Jackson   Street Bancroft   Street
Navarre Avenue Spring Grove Avenue Miami Street
Nebraska Avenue Parkside   Boulevard Collingwood   Boulevard
Nebraska Avenue Reynolds Road Holland-Sylvania
Nevada Street Dover   Place Miami   Street
New York Avenue Ontario Street Summit Street
North Cove Boulevard Berdan   Avenue Willys   Parkway
Northgate Parkway Telegraph Road Middlehurst Drive
Northwood Avenue Hughes   Drive Central   Avenue
Oak Street Front Street Southerly City Limits
Oakdale Avenue White   Street Oak   Street
Oakwood Avenue Collingwood/Monroe Upton Avenue
Oatis Avenue Hughes   Street North   Cove Boulevard
Orange Street Spielbusch Avenue Superior Street
Ottawa Drive Torrey   Hill Drive Auburn   Avenue
Parkside Boulevard Bancroft Street Nebraska Avenue
Phillips Avenue Detroit   Avenue Sylvania   Avenue
Post Street Albion Street Detroit Avenue
Ravine Parkway South East   Broadway Dearborn   Avenue
Rushland Avenue Berdan Avenue Monroe Street
Scottwood Avenue Monroe   Street Woodruff   Avenue
Seaman Street Poplar Street Wheeling Street
Segur Avenue Broadway Sumner   Street
Sherbrooke Road Berdan Avenue Kenwood Avenue
Sherman Street N.   12th Street Stickney   Avenue
Sherwood Road Detroit Avenue River Road
Slater Street Lewis   Avenue Willys   Parkway
Smead Avenue Dorr Street Woodruff Avenue
South Avenue Sumner   Street Airport   Highway
South Cove Boulevard Ottawa Drive Ayers Drive
Southard Avenue Franklin   Avenue Spielbusch   Avenue
Spencer Street Arlington Avenue Western Avenue
Spielbusch Avenue Cherry   Street Jackson   Avenue
Spring Grove Avenue Nevada Street Starr Avenue
St. Clair Street Jackson   Street Jefferson   Avenue
St. Clair Street Monroe Street Logan Street
Starr Avenue East   City Limits Oak   Street
Stickney Avenue Elbon Street Sherman Street
Stillman Street Fassett   Street Varland   Avenue
Suder Avenue Ottawa River Road Summit Street
Summit Street Broadway Ottawa   River
Sumner Street South Avenue Western Avenue
Superior Street Ash   Street Galena   Street
Superior Street Cherry Street St. Clair Street
Sylvania Avenue Lagrange   Street Secor   Road
Tracy Road Oakdale Avenue South City Limits
Tremainsville Road Alexis   Road Sylvania   Avenue
Upton Avenue Dorr Street Tremainsville Road
Varland Avenue Stillman   Street White   Street
Waggoner Boulevard Bennett Road Detroit Avenue
Warsaw Street Mettler   Street Central   Avenue
Washington Street Summit Street 22nd Street
Water Street Elm   Street Monroe   Street
Waverly Avenue Dorr Street Nebraska Avenue
Western Avenue Sumner   Street Airport   Highway
Westlake Street Delaware Avenue Post Street
Wheeling Street York   Street Front   Street
White Street Ravine Parkway South Varland Avenue
Willys Parkway Hillcrest   Avenue Sylvania   Avenue
Willys Parkway Slater Street Cribb Street
Winthrop Street Ashland   Avenue Franklin   Avenue
Woodruff Avenue Cherry Street Scottwood Avenue
Woodsdale Avenue Spencer   Street South   Avenue
York Street Front Street East City Limits

parked cars on residential streets

Additionally,  during a Snow Emergency, the City has the right to tow cars that are parked on residential streets that are hampering the City's ability to plow residential streets.  Towed vehicles will be relocated to a nearby plowed location at no charge.  If you cannot find your vehicle, please call the Toledo Police Non-Emergency Number at:  419-245-3340.