City of Upper Arlington, Ohio

Snow Removal

snow removalThe City of Upper Arlington provides one of the best snow removal services in Central Ohio with the aim of returning normal driving conditions to all City streets within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. 

For operational purposes, a higher level of service and priority designation will be given first to arterial streets, then collector streets and finally residential streets. Arterials are the main thoroughfares in the City; collectors are the secondary streets as they carry traffic to the arterials.  

Priority 1: Arterial & Collector Streets

For snow and ice removal, arterials and collectors are considered Priority 1.  Due to the high volume of traffic, emergency and school routes, emphasis is placed on treating these roads first.  Roads listed as such will be maintained in as near bare pavement conditions as possible at all times.  Adhering to this prioritization is critical in order to maintain access for emergency services to all business and residential areas throughout the community. 

The roads listed below are designated as “arterials” and “collectors” in Section 311.02 of the Upper Arlington City Code:


Fifth Avenue

Lane Road (Riverside to Reed)

Reed Road

Fishinger Road

McCoy Road

Riverside Drive

Henderson Road

North Broadway

Tremont Road

Kenny Road

Northwest Boulevard

Zollinger Road

Lane Avenue

Redding Road



Andover Road

Greensview Drive

North Star Road

Arlington Avenue

King Avenue

Nottingham Road

Asbury Drive

Kioka Avenue

NW Professional Plaza

Cambridge Boulevard

Lane Road (Riverside to Reed)

Redding Road

Canterbury Road

Leeds Road

Ridgeview Road

Carriage Hill Lane

Longeaton Drive

Stonehaven Drive

Chartwell Road

Lytham Road

Waltham Road

Coach Road

Mackenzie Drive

Windermere Road

Coventry Road

McCoy Road

Windham Road

Dierker Road

Mountview Road

Woodbridge Road

Gateway Drive

Northam Road


Priority 2: Local (or Residential) Streets

All other streets, not classified as collector streets or arterial streets, are designated as local streets per city code; local (or residential) streets are categorized as Priority 2 during snowfall events. Residential streets will be cleaned and/or treated upon completion of all Priority 1 streets. 

Snow Emergency

The City recognizes the following Franklin County Snow Emergency Classifications. Adoption of a snow emergency in Upper Arlington is at the discretion of the City Manager:

  • Level 1 - hazardous conditions, motorists should proceed carefully.
  • Level 2 - drive only when necessary.
  • Level 3 - roads are closed to non-emergency travel. Police may stop and arrest any motorists traveling unnecessarily.


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