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Oregon Road Conditions

Oregon Road and Travel Reports

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.

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Oregon Road and Travel Tips

  • Purchase an Oregon Gazetteer map (buy on 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, tools, spare tire/in a can, 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.
  • 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.

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.

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Source: ODOT

Oregon Road and Travel Resources

Road Conditions and Reports in Other States

Heading to a neighboring geothermal-friendly state? Check Idaho road reports and California road conditions.

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