Studded Tire Season Starts

The studded tire season in Oregon begins Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 and runs through March 31, 2019. 

ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains. If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better. Our latest study (2014) concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways.  Tripcheck.com

The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles well before the threat of snow and ice kicks into high gear. Drivers can check out WSDOT’s winter driving web page at http://www.wsdot.com/winter/ for tips and information. WSDOT also asks travelers to always “know before you go” and get the most up-to-date roadway information before heading out.