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Approaching winter prompts attention to traction tires


November 21, 2018

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to think about snow, says the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The studded tire season in Oregon began Thursday, Nov. 1, and runs through March 31, 2019.

ODOT encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains.

If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better. ODOT’s latest study (2014) concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways.

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