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2018-2019 Snow and Ice Removal Plan


To report a problem or unsafe conditions, contact the Work Control Center at: 744-7154.

Sanding and Snow Removal

The following is General Information for:

Streets and Parking Lots

The general policy of Facilities Management is to provide safe travel for those of the University community and others using our streets and parking lots.

  • The application of a sand and/or salt mixture will commence when the streets and parking lots become a safety hazard (slick) to cars and pedestrians.
  • Facilities Management will monitor the conditions either by help from OSUPD or an on-site inspection of conditions by personnel.
  • Sanding will be done from the onset of hazardous conditions to a point where snowplowing is inevitable.

Criteria for this is: from a "trace up to 3 inches of accumulations".

If snow continues past the 3-inch amount, the streets and parking lots will be plowed. Sanding will follow until streets are safe.

Sidewalks and Building Entrances

The application of a chemical deicer will commence when sidewalks become a safety hazard (slick) to pedestrian traffic. Sidewalk plowing/sweeping will commence when 1" or more has accumulated. Primary sidewalks, main and ADA entrances are first priority.

  • Facilities Management's goal is to have all primary and main entrance sidewalks cleared by 7:30 a.m.
  • Chemical deicer will be applied to primary sidewalks and north side/shaded areas if it is deemed necessary.
  • Building entrances and ramps will be cleared to a point away from the entry where mechanical equipment can remove the snow.
  • Plowing will continue until all sidewalks have been cleaned.

Street Priorities

Priority One - Street / Emergency Routes

Street / Intersection From To Lane Miles
McElroy Duck Western 2.5
Farm Road Monroe Hall of Fame Avenue 1.7
Hester Boone Pickens Stadium 6th Street 1.5
Washington Noble Research Center McElroy 0.5
Monroe McElroy 6th Street 1.9
Morrill Avenue Knoblock Hester 0.3
Athletic Avenue Knoblock Hester 0.7
Drummond Lane Monroe Kerr Lane 0.2
Oliver Lane Cleveland Walnut 0.1
McFarland Admiral Avenue Farm Road 0.2
McFarland Hall of Fame Avenue Farm Road 0.2
McDonald McElroy Hall of Fame Avenue 0.5
Lincoln Hall of Fame Avenue Farm Road 0.3
Scott Avenue Walnut McDonald 0.2
Willis McElroy Hall of Fame Avenue 0.5
Ridge Drive McElroy Hall of Fame Avenue 1.0
Western McElroy Hall of Fame Avenue 1.0
Miller Knoblock Duck 0.3
Hall of Fame Avenue Duck Western 2.0
Connell Washington Bellis 0.2
Bellis McElroy Connell 0.2
Priority One Street Totals     15.6


Priority Two - Streets

Street / Intersection From To Lane Miles
Wehr Lane Washington Monroe 0.2
Wentz Lane Cleveland Parking Garage 0.3
Stout Lane Wentz Lane University Avenue 0.2
Walnut Farm Road Oliver Lane 0.2
Orchard Farm Road Miller Avenue 0.1
Walnut Willham Avenue Hall of Fame Avenue 0.7
Garfield Tyler Avenue South of McElroy Rd. 0.5
Cleveland Hall of Fame University Cir. 0.8
Walnut Oliver Lane Farm Road 0.2
Kerr Lane Drummond Lane Farm Road 0.2
Priority Two Street Totals     3.4



Snow Plan 2019-2020 will be released in November/December of 2019