Each Winter, Village roads are plowed and de-iced to maintain traffic by our own crew. The main streets are the priority with side streets being plowed secondarily.
Losantiville Avenue and Wiehe Road are designated “Snow Emergency Routes.” This means when Hamilton County or the City of Cincinnati declares a “Snow Emergency,” all vehicles must be removed from these two Village streets. Citations and/or towing at the owner’s expense will result for vehicles left on these streets during a Snow Emergency.
To avoid having your vehicle “plowed in,” we recommend that you park vehicles in your driveway prior to and during a predicted snowfall. Since the snowplow can only move snow off to the side of the road, cars parked on the street and driveway entrances may get blocked in during a heavy snow fall.
Snow can become an inconvenience for everyone, so please be patient and courteous during difficult times.
During a snow emergency residents on secondary streets may be asked to move parked vehicles in order to clear the street. If a parked vehicle is in the way of clearing the street, the owner will be asked to move it. If the owner cannot be found or the vehicle is inoperative, it will be towed at the owner’s expense in order to maintain the safety of the street. Inoperative vehicles should never be parked on Village streets.
Keeping Your Sidewalks Cleared of Ice & Snow
Snow Emergency levels are defined as:
Level 1: Roadways are hazardous because of blowing snow. Drivers are advised to proceed with caution.
Level 2: Roadways are hazardous because of blowing snowdrifts. Only those who feel it necessary to drive should be out on the roadway. Employees should contact their employers to see if they should report to work. If travel is necessary drivers should travel with extreme caution.
Level 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. Travel is prohibited unless absolutely necessary. Contact your employer to see if you are expected to work. Reckless or unnecessary driving may be cited as a misdemeanor – failure to comply with a lawful order – may lead to a $100.00 fine. If you are in an accident that causes an injury while driving illegally, you can be cited for a fourth degree misdemeanor.