City of Cleveland’s Winter Weather Plan – February 7, 2014 at 11:15 AM

CLEVELAND – As of this morning, 99% of residential streets have been plowed either curb to curb or around parked cars. Today the Division of Streets has 41 snow plows continuing work on the City’s residential streets. The Division began servicing residential streets with salt overnight and will continue to do so throughout the day.

Cleveland’s snow plow crews are on track to meet or beat our benchmark for this snow event, which is called a “Category 2”. Category 2 snowfall is between four and eight inches and our metric for snow removal in a Category 2 event is to have residential streets serviced within 36 to 48 hours after the snow stops falling. Since the snowfall ended late afternoon on Wednesday, February 5, our goal is to have all of the City’s 10,060 streets serviced by late this afternoon, Friday, February 7.

Key Points:


  • The Division of Streets has 5,300 tons of salt on hand with an expected delivery of 1,400 tons today. In addition to the snow crews, there are 6 hot asphalt crews out today working on pot holes.
  • Residents may still see snow on the road after a plow comes down their street, depending on the amount of traffic that has already traveled on the street and how packed the snow on the street is.
  • Where cars are parked on the street, it is more difficult for the plow to clear the snow effectively. We continue to encourage people to park off street whenever possible to allow the plows to go curb to curb.
  • Residents with snow removal concerns should call 216-664-2510.
  • Snow plows can take a toll on our streets and can contribute to potholes. When not plowing snow, our crews switch gears and work to fill potholes, weather permitting. To report a pothole, residents should call 216-664-2510.