Oregon police checking for chains

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This winter, Oregon State Police will inspect trucks on selected mountain passes to see that they have the proper number of chains.

Mountain passes identified for increased enforcement include:

  • Interstate 5 – Sexton Mountain (between Roseburg and Grants Pass)
  • Interstate 84 – Weatherby Exchange and Threemile Hill (between Baker City and Ontario)
  • Highway 140 – Doak Mountain and Seldom Hill (near Lake of the Woods)
  • Highway 97 – Spring Creek Hill (north of Chiloquin)

    Police conducted a one-day enforcement effort at certain problematic mountain passes Nov. 14 after receiving a $40,000 grant from the state transportation department, said Sgt. Alan Hageman of the OSP Patrol Services Division.

    Information on Oregon’s chain laws is available at www.tripcheck.com.