Winter can be a beautiful time of year; however, it can also bring a variety of Transportation (Caltrans) wants you to get where you’re going safely. The information provided is to help make your winter driving experience safe and pleasant.
Be Prepared Winter weather is never predictable.Expect the worst conditions and be prepared by having an emergency kit in your car. The following items may be of use should you find yourself stranded during a snowstorm.
2. Chains required on all vehicles except four-wheel drives or all-wheel drives with snow tread tires on all four wheels. Four wheels drives must carry chains. If you have four-wheel drive engage it.
Use the "4-high" range only. Use "4-low" only if your vehicle becomes stuck. 3. Chains required on all vehicles no exception.
HAR: Tune into Caltrans Highway Advisory Radio (HAR). During storms, Caltrans broadcasts road condition information on low-frequency radio transmitters located along some mountain highways. Watch for flashing road signs and tune to the frequency listed. Transmissions are brief, but informative and are updated regularly.
CHIN: To help keep you informed of changing conditions, Caltrans operates the Caltrans Highway Information Network (CHIN).Phone 1-800-427-ROAD (7623)