• Oregon Chain Law

  • During the winter months and through mountain pass areas, it's important to be safe and know the laws regarding chains on your vehicle. Here are some resources to guide you:


    ODOT's TripCheck is a great resource to see road conditions via real time cameras in Oregon. On the welcome page, look for the “blue dots” on your intended route of travel. The blue dot represents a “weather hazard.”  Click on the blue dot, and it will open up a dialog box that contains specific information, such as "Severe Weather Hazard", current temperatures, if there is current requirement for chains to be carried only, or if there is a requirement that chains are actually on the truck. It will also show when it was last updated. This is as close as we can come to “real time” notification of current chain requirements in Oregon.

    ODOT often provides news releases concerning road conditions in a weather event: