snow and ice


Snow and Ice Removal Resources:

Snow and Ice Removal Guide

Mailbox Repair Information

Report a Pothole


FIRST PRIORITY is given to the state highways, emergency routes, and arterial roads, streets with dangerous hills or curves, and any road or lane which is blocked. Primary roadways will be maintained in passable condition at all times. Under a normal snow event all primary roadways will be treated, curb to curb, within 12 hours of the conclusion of the event. To view First Priority snow routes, click here.

SECOND PRIORITY is given to designated collector roads, school zones, and the municipal airport. Second priority roadways will be treated, curb to curb, within 12 hours of full clearance and passage of the primary roadways. To view Second Priority snow routes, click here.

THIRD PRIORITY is given to main subdivision roadways, and then residential roads. Generally residential roads are cleared on a rotating basis, with crews starting in a different location in the city after each snowfall. Initial priority will be given to where the next following refuse collection day is to take place, once clearing begins.

plowWatch the Video: Snow and Ice Removal. The City of Delaware provides this video, in partnership with the Delaware Hayes High School video arts class.



The City of Delaware ordinance 521.06 prohibits property owners or occupants from allowing snow and ice to accumulate “to the annoyance of the public.” The ordinance protects the safety of every individual in Delaware. It is important that the snow be removed from sidewalks so people are able to walk and ride safely out of vehicular traffic. We rely on complaints from concerned citizens to enforce the ordinance. Please call Code Enforcement at 740-203-1600 to report a violation. Please be prepared with the exact address. If it is a business, provide the name of the business to which the property is adjacent.


Public Works440 E. William StreetEmail740-203-1810