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

Snow zones have been activated on portions of 175th Avenue, Barnes Road and Cornell Road. Traction devices required.
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175th Avenue: Between Scholls Ferry and Rigert roads

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Barnes Road: 118th Avenue to the County line

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Cornell Road: Cedar Hills Blvd. to the County line

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.

Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (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 transportation.

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