5501.41 Removal of snow and ice.

(A) The director of transportation may remove snow and ice from state highways, purchase the necessary equipment including snow fences, employ the necessary labor, and make all contracts necessary to enable such removal. The director may remove snow and ice from the state highways within municipal corporations, but before doing so the director must obtain the consent of the legislative authority of such municipal corporation. The board of county commissioners on county highways, and the board of township trustees on township roads, shall have the same authority to purchase equipment for the removal of and to remove snow and ice as the director has on the state highway system.


(1) The director may provide road salt to a political subdivision if all of the following apply:

(a) The director has excess road salt.

(b) The political subdivision is otherwise unable to acquire road salt.

(c) The political subdivision is in an emergency situation.

(2) The director shall seek reimbursement from a political subdivision for road salt provided under this division. The reimbursement amount shall equal the price at which the director purchased the road salt.

Amended by 133rd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 62, §101.01, eff. 7/3/2019.

Effective Date: 09-28-1973 .