Snow Removal Policy

The Grove City Service Department salts and removes snow from city streets as need arises. Primary roads are prioritized for treatment according to traffic volume on the main arteries with Broadway, Stringtown Road, Hoover Road and Kingston Avenue cleared first, followed by secondary streets. The removal of ice and snow from sidewalks is the responsibility of the owner, occupant or caretaker of the building/lot bordering the sidewalk. The City appreciates assistance from residents and businesses in keeping storm drains free from chunks of ice and debris to prevent backups of melting snow and ice.

Snow Emergencies

When there is a snowfall of two or more inches, if street travel is deemed hazardous, a snow emergency is declared. During a snow emergency, there is no parking on City streets marked with snow emergency signage.

By removing vehicles from snow emergency routes, our plows are able to quickly and efficiently make priority roads passable for improved public safety responses and move into residential areas sooner. Please help us plow and treat roads faster by moving your vehicle during snowfalls greater than two inches. Unattended vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Snow emergencies are declared and lifted by City administration.

County snow emergencies are declared and lifted by the Franklin County Sheriff.
Level 1: roads are hazardous, drive carefully
Level 2: roads are hazardous, drive only if necessary
Level 3: all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel.
Visit the Franklin County Sheriff’s website for the latest snow emergency status.


Parks and Recreation Inclement Weather Policy

Full-Day School Cancellations – if South-Western City Schools close due to inclement weather, all classes offered through the Parks and Recreation Department (this includes activities at the Evans Center and Gantz Barn) will be cancelled until 4 p.m. The decision to conduct evening classes and programs will be made by 3 p.m. However, programs scheduled at a South-Western City Schools location will be cancelled for that evening as well.

School Delays – when schools are delayed in the morning, Grove City Parks and Recreation will continue its regular program schedule.

In the case of severe snow or ice on the weekend, a decision to conduct programs and classes will be made by 8 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.