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City of Toledo snow plowing procedures

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This is coming directly from the City of Toledo. Here is a break down on how they determine what roadways are plowed first during a storm.

There are 4-phases that outline what streets get a priority when the snow falls.

Phase I routes are created from all streets with traffic counts greater than 7,500 vehicles per day.

Phase II routes are created from all streets with greater than 2,500 vehicles but fewer than 7,500 vehicles.

Phase III routes are created from all streets with fewer than 2,500 vehicles per day but which serve as feeder lines to main arteries.

Phase IV routes are created from all remaining streets not covered in previous phases.

After bridge roadways have been cleared of snow, the bridge sidewalks are cleared with priority given to safe school routes.

The Ohio Department of Transportation plows State Routes in Lucas County.

One hundred and fifteen plows are ready for the upcoming storm, of these 36 are private contractors. The Toledo division of Streets, Bridges & Harbor reports 98% of residential streets have received at least one pass of by a snow plow.

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