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of Public Service
111 N. Front Street
OH 43215Office : (614)
645-3111 Fax : (614)
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Snow Emergency Levels
Click here for the current emergency level.
For the snowy days of
winter, the City of Columbus has developed Columbus Warrior Watch to allow
residents to see what streets citywide have been serviced in the past 72 hours.
Residents can go online at WarriorWatch.columbus.gov to see:
What has been serviced citywide
2) What priority level—1, 2 or 3—is your street
Click here to access the Columbus Warrior Watch site. Click here for more information about how Columbus Warrior Watch works.
Warrior Watch application works most effectively on computers that have modern
desktop browsers such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, version
10 or higher.
The objective of the City of Columbus snow and ice control program is to allocate trained personnel, proper equipment, and adequate materials to provide a Passable Roadways objective that allows for safe travel on our main and secondary roadways. -learn more
The Citizen's Pamphlet is also available for download.
Every winter storm is different, so the strategy for responding to a specific storm varies from storm to storm. However, each street has a priority. -learn more
The City of Columbus anti-ices the streets prior to potential events to limit the negative impact on the roadways. -learn more
1. Motorists are advised to practice defensive driving and exercise caution
at all times.
2. Before beginning your trip, check the current road conditions and the
3. Be prepared for changing road conditions. Store a backpack or kit in your car
with an ice scraper, jumper cables, a first aid kit, and blankets.
4. Keep a full tank of gas in your car during winter driving conditions.
5. Keep a safe distance when following other vehicles especially snow plows.
Remain 100ft behind a snow plow.
6. Proper snow tires should be part of your fall/winter driving maintenance
7. Listen to your local radio stations during extreme weather conditions for
road closures and weather updates.
8. Safe drivers know their limits. If the roads are bad, remember: “Ice and
snow, take it slow, or just don’t go”.