Snow & Ice Control Program

Snow Removal

The purpose of the Snow and Ice Control Program is to keep traffic within Reynoldsburg moving as safely as possible. There are 112 miles of streets (270 lane miles) in the City. All main thoroughfares must be kept open to provide a transportation system for police, fire emergencies and the majority of traffic.

The city policy is as follows: When snow accumulation reaches (2 inches or more) the city salts and plows all streets. Less than 2" the city only salts main and secondary streets including steep grade areas and dangerous curves. The city does not salt residential streets unless conditions necessitate action to maintain safety.

Plowing - Safety Tips for Residents During Snow Removal

  • Do not pull out in front of a snow plow truck.
  • Plow trucks push snow to the passenger side of the truck. Never attempt to pass a plow truck on the right side.
  • Stay back at least 200 feet from the trucks that are plowing or spreading salt.
  • Plow trucks often have to back up. Do not pull directly behind a plow truck. There may be blind spots in the mirrors and the driver may not be able to see you.

Driveways

City workers try not to plow snow into driveways, but it cannot be avoided. Our responsibility is to clear the roadways. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation if snow is pushed onto your property. When residents remove the snow from the driveway, it is illegal to push the snow into the road.

The elderly and individuals with health problems should make arrangements for driveway clearing prior to snow season.

Mailboxes

City snow plow operators make every effort to push snow as close to the curb as possible to provide access to mailboxes for postal carriers. The final clearing adjacent to mailboxes is the responsibility of each resident. Homeowners should be aware that the U.S. Postal Service is not required to deliver mail if a mailbox area is not cleared.

All mailboxes should be installed and maintained in a fashion as to absorb the impact of snow coming off the face of a plow blade. Usually if a mailbox is broken, it is because the post was rotten and could not withstand the impact of the snow. If the mailbox was incorrectly installed or not physically hit by City equipment, the City will not grant any compensation. The City's policy shall be to grant no reimbursement for a mailbox and/or post failure due to impact of snow that was discovered to be rotten. In the case of a mailbox having been physically hit by City equipment a claim may be filed.

View the Mailbox Replacement Policy (PDF).