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

Washington County has activated all three of the snow zones. Traction devices are required.
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Snow Zones Active - Traction Devices Required

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

  • 175th Avenue, between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads.
  • 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. Not using traction devices in a snow zone is a violation which includes a citation. Law enforcement can issue citations when they when they see drivers disobeying traffic laws or driving unsafely.

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.

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