Are chains required in Grants Pass?
You must use chains if your vehicle is rated 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) or less and is towing. You must use chains on any single drive axle vehicle rated over 10,000 pounds GVW whether towing or not.
You must use chains if your vehicle is towing or rated more than 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW). Chains must also be used on a trailer or vehicle being towed as described under Minimum Chain Requirements. You must use chains if your vehicle is towing or is rated over 10,000 pounds GVW.
Chains are required in Oregon whenever winter conditions exist and SNOW ZONE signs are posted advising drivers to carry or use them. Oregon's weather can change quickly and without warning. It's a good idea to carry chains during the fall and winter months.
If I have snow tires, do I need to carry chains? Yes. Even though weather conditions may not warrant the use of chains on passenger vehicles equipped with snow tires at a particular time, to enter a chain control area, you must have a set of chains (one pair) for your vehicle in your possession.
All motor vehicles operating with a GCWR/GVWR of 16,001 pounds or more on I-70 in either direction between milepost 133 (Dotsero) and milepost 259 (Morrison) must carry sufficient chains (traction devices) for the type of vehicle being driven to be in compliance with the chain law requirements should they go into ...
High around 90F. Winds light and variable. A clear sky. Low around 50F.
Snow Chain Requirements
R1 - Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires on at least two drive wheels.
Chains are required on all vehicles over 10,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW), and all vehicles and loads over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), including large passenger trucks and SUVs.
Chains or traction tires are currently required on the mountain. Before heading out travelers should use TripCheck.com for chain requirements. Due to the number of vehicles on mountain passes, travelers should expect delays.
Socks aren't as effective as chains and they're not considered an 'approved' alternative to chains in countries where signs show that chains must be used. On the other hand, socks do seem to be easier to fit, and give more grip than a summer tyre – particularly on the flat.