Check Cincinnati's Snow Plow Tracker for Clear Streets Near You

Know before you go. But seriously? Stay the hell home tonight, Cincinnati.

Feb 15, 2021 at 4:58 pm
click to enlarge A very snowy Cincinnati - Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
A very snowy Cincinnati

Curious when that Cincinnati snow plow is going to reach your neighborhood? There’s a tracker for that.

Now that we’re in the winter of extreme discontent — in which Greater Cincinnati won’t even see temperatures above freezing until Feb. 21, thanks to an ongoing blanket of snow and sleet — we really should just stay home.

But when we need to stock up on health essentials, ingredients for three-ways, and booze for our week-long hibernation, it’s helpful to know when Cincinnati’s Department of Public Services might clear nearby streets.

Residents can check the city’s snow plow tracker for real-time data about that sweet plow action. The tracker shows the time of the most recent treatment, and the data is searchable by time range, street name and neighborhood.

“We ask for your patience as DPS first focuses its efforts on treating the City's primary and secondary routes. Primary routes include some hills, bridges, main thoroughfares and Cincinnati's downtown Central Business District,” DPS says on its website. “The City's streets are cleared as a priority to improve the safety and travel conditions for the public.”

But seriously, if our jobs and lives give us the freedom to do so, we should stay the hell home and find new Netflix binges as we continue to collectively suffer through yet another winter storm.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, the Hamilton County Sheriff Office placed Cincinnati under a Level 2 snow advisory, tweeting “Please do not travel if you don’t have to.”

Cincinnati's Department of Public Services defines Level 2 as “Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.”

Cincinnati is expected to receive up to a foot of snow by Tuesday, along with hazardous sleet and ice, reports say.

Residents tired of being cooped up inside may want to slide or ski over to these local parks for some sledding action. No sled? Check out our recommendations for sled substitutes and DIY projects.