Deerfield Township Snow Removal Information and Ways You Can Help
The Deerfield Township Service Department monitors the roadway conditions and temperatures closely so we can respond quickly when conditions turn bad.
Trucks usually begin to roll approximately ½ hour after “call in”. Main roads and overpasses get first priority followed by secondary roads and cul-de-sacs.
Deerfield Township uses large and small trucks to spread salt and clean our roadways. Salt has seen widespread use since the 1960's and is the most available and cost effective material currently available. When salt is applied to snow or ice it dissolves, creating a brine (salt solution) that has a lower freezing temperature than the surrounding snow and ice. This keeps the snow and ice from forming a bond with the pavement and causes the snow and ice to melt. Salt remains effective to approximately 20 degrees Fahrenheit. When temperatures drop to below 20 degrees, we sometimes apply a liquid calcium chloride solution to the salt as it is applied to the road. This lowers the effective working temperature to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, the Township sometimes utilizes an organic pre-wetting agent to assist in our snow fighting operations.
Non-Emergency (Business Hours): 513.701.6958
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How Can You Help?
If possible, wait until the plow has gone by before you shovel your drive apron. Some of the snow sloughs off the side of the plow blade and can end up at the end of your drive. This is unavoidable in most cases. When you shovel your apron, pile the snow to the right of your driveway.
Please don't throw, plow, or blow your snow into our street after it has been plowed. This can create a hazard and we may not be able to return to clean it up.
Please do not drive up too closely to the rear of the salt trucks, if the driver must back-up, he will not be able to see you if you are directly behind him.
Mailbox and Fence Damage
Although undesired, there is always a potential for damage to mailboxes and fences during the snow removal process. Damage will be evaluated on a case by case basiss. Mailboxes and fences that are damaged by actual physical contact with Township equipment will be repaired at the Township’s expense; but only if properly located and installed. The mail box owner is responsible for repair or replacement if the mailbox or fence was damaged by the pressure and weight of the plowed snow, if there was no physical contact by Township equipment.
Snow Emergencies must be declared by Warren County Engineers Office and Sheriff's Office. Click here for more information.