Traction devices required at 3 sites
Three Washington County snow zones have been activated due to snow accumulation.
Snow zone locations are as follows (See maps below):
• 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.
Traction devices have been required in the 175th Avenue snow zone since Sunday, due to an earlier snow fall and continued slippery conditions.
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. Traction device violations are a secondary offense, meaning citations will be issued when motorists are observed violating other traffic laws or driving unsafely. The citations carry a fine of up to $160.