Public Works

Snow & Ice Removal

PW Snowplow
During any snowstorm, it is the City's principal desire to keep the primary streets and intersections clear and safe. Examples of primary streets include Reed Hartman Highway, Cooper, Hunt, Kenwood, Pfeiffer/Glendale-Milford, Cornell, Creek, and Plainfield. Second priority is then given to residential and other side streets which have significant hills (such as Mohler, Waxwing, Lobelia, Bluewing Terrace, Chimney Hill, and Oakhurst).

City crews will continuously plow/salt City streets, beginning with the primary streets and then moving on to the remaining areas. For  your safety, please keep a safe distance behind snow plow trucks. When shoveling your driveway, please do not shovel snow onto the street at the end of your driveway, but instead pile it on the sides of your driveway.

For a typical snowfall of less than four inches, all streets within the City should be plowed within 24 hours after snow ceases to fall. Please keep in mind that traffic congestion, vehicles parked on the street, and equipment breakdown hinder efforts. Questions regarding snow & ice concerns should be directed to:  Service Department Center at (513) 686-1250 during the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday-Friday; Public Works Director's office at (513) 745-8538, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday; after hours and weekends, please call the Blue Ash Police Department at (513) 745-8555.

City of Blue Ash Snow Emergency Procedure
If the City of Blue Ash declares a snow emergency, no vehicle may be parked on any City street (and a fine may be assessed in accordance with this law). A snow emergency would be communicated to residents through local radio and television media, as well as on the home page of the website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Even if a snow emergency is not declared, the City asks that residents do not park on the street during a snow storm. Snow removal becomes much easier without having to maneuver around parked cars. City Crews have no control over snow being piled up around cars parked on the street during a snow storm.

Click here to view Hamilton County Snow Emergency Levels