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 can 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.

Also, please consider removing vehicles from residential streets not marked with snow emergency signage after a snowfall of two or more inches. This will assist with safe, quick and thorough removal of snow.

Snow Emergency Routes (north to south)

  • Parlin Drive: Liberty Street east to Tareyton Drive
  • Southwest Boulevard: Broadway east to Hoover Road
  • Richard Avenue: Barbee Avenue south to Columbus Street
  • Haughn Road: Columbus Street south to Acorn Court
  • Kingston Avenue: Joyce Avenue east to Hoover Road
  • Kingston Avenue: Broadway (US 62) east to Moore Avenue
  • Broadway (US 62): Civic Place south to Kingston Avenue
  • McDowell Road: Southwest Boulevard to White Road

Download the Grove City Snow Emergency Route Map

County Snow Emergencies

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.

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Be prepared and stay weather aware, find additional winter weather safety information.

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Power Outage information

AEP Ohio closely monitors storms and anticipates power outages may occur.

Parks and Recreation Inclement Weather Policy

Grove City Parks and Recreation programs may be canceled due to inclement weather. Visit the Weather Alerts and Cancellations web page or call the Weather Update/Information Line at 614-277-3060 for cancellations, delays or program-specific details.


Program School Cancellations
If the South-Western City School District closes schools 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 canceled.

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

If South-Western City School District closes schools, programs are canceled for the day. If poor weather develops during the afternoon, a decision to cancel evening classes and programs is made by 3 p.m. or as soon as conditions present.

In the case of poor weather/driving conditions on Saturday or Sunday, a decision on whether to conduct programs and classes is made by 8 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.