Oh, no… Snow! Everything You and Your Vehicle Need for Winter Driving

Snow levels in Southern Oregon are forecast to drop to their lowest so far this season over the next 24 hours. Whether your plans are to drive north for the UO Duck game, south to warmer climes, or just around town, you’ll want your vehicle ready to handle the cold, and potentially slick, streets. In the interest of physical safety and peace of mind, here’s a list of links to help you and your car, truck or SUV weather winter driving conditions.

Winterizing your vehicle:

http://www.edmunds.com/how-to/winterize-your-vehicle.html

http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/winterize.html

http://www.autointheknow.com/winter%E2%80%99s-worst-can-be-beaten/

Driving in snow and ice:

http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/driving-on-snow-and-ice-10-safety-tips.html?articleid=124638

http://www.weather.com/activities/driving/drivingsafety/drivingsafetytips/snow.html

http://www.safemotorist.com/articles/winter_driving.aspx

http://www.smartmotorist.com/driving-guideline/how-to-handle-your-car-on-snow-and-ice.html

Studded Tires, Traction Tires and Chains
(Oregon’s studded tire season started November 1st and runs through March 31st.)

Oregon’s chain law:
http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?mainNav=RoadConditions&staticNav=ChainLaws

Chain requirements:
http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?mainNav=RoadConditions&staticNav=MinChainReqs

Traction tires:
http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?mainNav=RoadConditions&staticNav=TractionTires

Tire reviews:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/tires-auto-parts/tires/index.htm

Up-to-the-minute local weather conditions:

http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?mainNav=RoadConditions&curRegion=7

Interstate 5 Siskiyou Pass roadcam:
http://www.tripcheck.com/popups/Cam.asp?curRegion=7&camera=1688&camera=1685&camera=1682&camera=1669&camera=512&camera=625

Interstate 5 Sexton Pass roadcam:
http://www.tripcheck.com/popups/Cam.asp?curRegion=7&camera=511&camera=510

Interstate 5 at Hilt, CA roadcam:
http://www.tripcheck.com/popups/Cam.asp?curRegion=7&camera=611

U.S. Highway 99 at Hayes Hill Summit roadcam:
http://www.tripcheck.com/popups/Cam.asp?curRegion=7&camera=505