UPDATE: Chain Controls Removed From Some Highways

Chain controls may still be in place on mountain highways. Be prepared. Always carry chains. The locations of chain controls are subject to change. (Photo Courtesy CalTrans/Arrowhead Towing)

By Michael P. Neufeld

Mountain Communities – Chain controls are still in place on some mountain highways.

CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol report the chain requirements are in place on Highways 138,and 189.

HIGHWAY 18

NO RESTRICTIONS

HIGHWAY 38

NO RESTRICTIONS

HIGHWAY 138

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM CAMP SEELEY TO THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY18

HIGHWAY 173

NO RESTRICTIONS

HIGHWAY 189

CHAINS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT 4-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES WITH SNOW TIRES ON ALL 4 WHEELS FROM THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 18 TO THE JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 173

HIGHWAY 330

NO RESTRICTIONS

  (2030)

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