Snow Removal

The Road Department provides residents and businesses with snow removal on Township maintained streets. To accomplish this task efficiently, the department has divided the Township into 9 zones. Snowfalls of less than 3 inches are removed by melting with rock salt. It takes approximately 4 hours to successfully treat all Township maintained streets once with rock salt. Snowfalls of more than 3 inches have to be plowed and salted to remove the snow. This operation takes at least 10 hours to complete a single pass with the snowplows. Weather conditions and traffic patterns can add a substantial amount of time needed for snow removal operations.

Removal Tips
To help snow removal crews complete each event in the most efficient manner, the Road Department asks residents to do the following:

  • Delay non-essential travel until after the roads have been cleared.
  • During snowfalls of more than 3 inches, park off streets to allow crews to plow the entire street.
  • When clearing a driveway, it is not permitted to push the snow out into the street.
  • To avoid clearing a driveway entrance repeatedly, wait until the plow truck has completed clearing the roadway curb to curb after the weather event has ended.
  • Clear snow from around fire hydrants and storm water catch basin openings.
Plowing Responsibilities
The Road Department reminds residents to note that not all roadways within Miami Township are maintained by our crews. Certain roadways are maintained by other governmental agencies or private developers. Please refer to the Master Street Index for a listing of all roadways in Miami Township.

  • The Ohio Department of Transportation, (937) 832-1824, maintains all state routes.
  • The Montgomery County Engineer’s Office, (937) 837-2528, maintains county roads.
  • Condo / apartment complexes and mobile home parks have streets maintained by the owners of the complex.
  • Newly constructed streets (not formally accepted by the Township) are maintained by the developer of the plat until street officially dedicated to Miami Township
Residents with questions or concerns regarding snow removal are encouraged to call the Road Department at (937) 866-4661.