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Oregon Road Conditions

Welcome to mobile-friendly road reports for the state of Oregon. From here you can check Oregon road conditions, alerts, incidents, webcams and more – all from one place.

Current Oregon Road Conditions

Oregon Road and Travel Tips

  • Bring an Oregon Gazetteer map (buy on Amazon.com) to keep in your vehicle – they show Forest Service and BLM roads and can be quite a handy reference tool.
  • Turning on your low-beam headlights during the daytime in the winter months and during low natural light conditions can help make your vehicle more visible.
  • Keep your car headlights clean and bright by getting in the habit of wiping off your lights when refueling.
  • Always check your oil when your vehicle engine is cold and antifreeze when your engine is hot for the most accurate readings.
  • Keep a roadside emergency kit (buy on Amazon.com), tools, spare tire/in a can (buy on Amazon.com), flashlights, atlas, maps, blankets, extra food, water and clothing in your vehicle at all times.
  • Make sure the tires on your vehicle are properly inflated by testing them regularly with a tire gauge (buy on Amazon.com).
  • Ensure that you have a set of tire chains (buy on Amazon.com) handy for inclement weather conditions.
  • Bridges and overpasses are the most dangerous parts of the road in the winter because they are the first to freeze and the last to thaw.
  • Call the corresponding public lands office if traveling to destinations located in National Forests or BLM public land.
  • Let someone know where you are going and when you expect to return. There are still many places in Oregon without cell phone service.
  • During Summer and early Fall, check the latest wildfire information to see if fires have impacted your route or access to your destination.

How to Put on Tire Chains Graphic

Tire Chains Graphic

Source: ODOT

Important Dates

  • You can use studded tires in Oregon from November 1st – March 31st. Driving with studded tires at other times is a Class C violation and carries a $200 fine.
  • From November 1st – April 30th in Oregon, parking in any of over 100 Sno-Parks requires a valid permit. Sno-Park permits from both Idaho and California are honored in Oregon.

Oregon Road Condition and Travel Resources

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