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Up-to-the-minute road conditions and travel advisories.

Winter Prep: Road Conditions

Winter weather can change rapidly, so always carry approved traction devices when traveling and be prepared for snow and ice along your route. Check out these resources for state and local road conditions before you head out.

Note: Most US states operate a 511 Travel Information Hotline. So, simply by dialing 511 on your cell phone, you can get winter driving conditions, weather forecast information, road construction and more for your current location.

STATE/PROVINCE URL STUDDED TIRES CONTACT
OREGON http://www.tripcheck.com 11/1 – 3/31 (800) 977-6368
Crater Lake
(541) 594-3000
AAA Oregon
(888) 524-5561
IDAHO https://ow.511.idaho.gov/ 10/30 – 4/30 (888) 432-7623
Boise
(208) 342-6569
AAA Idaho
(888) 524-5561
WASHINGTON http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/ 11/1 – 3/31 (800) 695-7623
ALBERTA http://511.alberta.ca
http://www.amaroadreports.ca
 No Restrictions (877) 262-4997
(855) 391-9743
ARIZONA http://www.az511.gov No Restrictions (888) 411-7623
BRITISH COLUMBIA http://www.drivebc.ca/ 10/1 – 4/30 (800) 550-4997
Vancouver
(604) 664-9032
CALIFORNIA http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov 11/1 – 4/30 (800) 427-7623
COLORADO http://www.cotrip.org No Restrictions (303) 639-1111
(877) 315-7623
MONTANA http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/ 10/1 – 5/31 (800) 226-7623
NEVADA http://www.nevadadot.com/traveler/ 10/1 – 4/30 (877) 687-6237
UTAH http://commuterlink.utah.gov/ 10/15 – 3/31 (801) 965-4000
(866) 511-8824
WYOMING http://www.wyoroad.info/index.html No Restrictions (888) 996-7623
Yellowstone
(307) 344-7381 #5
 ALL STATES http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/

When it’s time for traction…

  • Failure to use traction devices when posted will result in a traffic violation and a citation may be issued.
  • Traction Tires: This means mud and snow tires that are specially designed to provide more traction than conventional tires under winter driving conditions. Radial tires do NOT qualify as traction tires unless they are specifically made for all-weather driving.
  • Traction Device: Any device that attaches to the tire, wheel or vehicle that increases the traction of a vehicle under winter driving conditions. Studded tires and tire chains are included in this category.
  • For additional information on winter driving, contact AAA Oregon/Idaho at 1 (800) 222-1768 and request the brochure “How to Go on Ice and Snow.”

Emergency Roadside Assistance: 1 (800) AAA-HELP or 1 (800) 222-4357
Preferred Lodging Partner National Member Hotline 1-866-AAA-SAVE or 1 (866) 222-7283

Updated 11/5/19 for 2019/20 Winter Season

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