Traction devices required on portions of 175th, Barnes and Cornell roads

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 27, 2021

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation

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Washington County has activated all three of the snow zones. Locations are as follows:

  • 175th Avenue, between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads.(Activated Dec. 26)
     
  • Barnes Road, 118th Avenue east to the County line, adjacent to a city of Portland snow zone.
     
  • Cornell Road, Cedar Hills Boulevard east to the County line.

Motorists are required by law to use traction control devices – including chains, studded tires, Mountain Snowflake tires, winter tires or “tire socks” – on their vehicles or avoid these areas. The citations carry a fine of up to $160.

The Washington County Department of Transportation and Land Use (LUT) may need to have abandoned vehicles towed off the roads as they may pose a safety hazard. They can affect the visual field of drivers and impede the passage of snow plows, emergency vehicles and public transport.

For more information, visit www.snow-zones.com. For the latest weather updates, visit www.wc-roads.com, Nextdoor, Twitter or Facebook.

Washington County is committed to planning, building and maintaining a great transportation system, ensuring the safety of all roadway users and operating the County roadway system in cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner.

Media Contact:

Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager
503-846-4963
melissa_de_lyser@co.washington.or.us