Winter maintenance operations are the Ohio Department of Transportation's premier service. Each winter season, our team of highway maintenance professionals are ready to combat any winter conditions Mother Nature brings to Ohio.
Winter weather response is largely managed at a county level. Managers in each of ODOT's county garages take steps to adequately plan and prepare for the approaching winter season. Our comprehensive plan includes equipment readiness, truck routing, call-out procedures, supplemental seasonal drivers, emergency equipment rental, training, and material inventory control.
Winter Maintenance Responsibility
ODOT maintains over 43,000 lane miles of state, federal, and interstate routes. ODOT plows all interstate routes, including through municipalities. However, state and federal routes within municipalities, as well as all local roadways, are under the jurisdiction of local governmental bodies. ODOT does not plow or treat state or federal highways within municipalities, local routes, or private driveways.
Snow Emergency Levels
The Ohio Department of Transportation does not issue snow emergency levels. Please visit the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association to find contact information for your local sheriff's office, which holds jurisdiction over issuing snow emergency levels.