The City of Dayton responds with every resource available when significant snowfall or other winter weather events occur. Snow and ice removal and street treatment are prioritized throughout the 1,700 lane miles that the City maintains, to help keep drivers and residents safe.
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Snow Removal Priorities
Highways, arterials, bridges, RTA routes, and streets bordering public schools and hospitals:
When snow events start, snowplow drivers apply de-icer materials and plow as necessary to maintain drivable roadways. Interstate 75, U.S. Rt. 35 and St. Rt. 4 within the Dayton city limits will be plowed and de-icer materials applied to maintain one clear lane at a minimum.
Downtown (Central Business District):
Snowplow drivers apply several rounds of salt, sometimes treated with a de-icer chemical mix. When this process is not effective, snow may be plowed to the middle of selected streets and loaded in dump trucks for removal, or plowed to the curbs.