Tips for Driving Through Winter Weather Conditions

A guide to the tires and chains you will need when traveling through winter weather.

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017 1:40 PM
Updated: Jan. 25, 2018 8:19 AM

It’s important to keep in mind road conditions and weather as you head to your Thanksgiving destination. Driving in high elevations and over passes mean you could come into contact with snow, rain, and fog.

Oregon has specific chain laws that apply to all highways throughout the state. ODOT says when you drive in winter conditions, you may see signs telling you to carry chains or traction tires and when you are required to use them.

Click here for a guide to minimum chain requirements.

Click here for a guide to traction tires.

Click here for a comprehensive winter travel guide with tips to keep your family safe in case of an emergency.

Weather conditions change day to day. NewsWatch12 recommends you check our Interactive Radar before you go on the road. For a state-wide map of road conditions and where you will need chains, click here. The white and blue circles mean there is a chain requirement. 

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