Winter Driving
Winter driving on roads and highways in the snowcapped mountains of California can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating, tiring and sometimes even hazardous. The California Department of Transportation provides the following information to help make your mountain driving safe.

For up-to-the-moment information on chain controls, visit Caltrans District 3 Winter Operations page.

For additional resources see our brochure on chain control guidelines. 


For current highway conditions, enter the highway number(s). (NOTE: Current highway condition information is also avaialble by calling 1-800-427-7623) 

511 Information

For tips on the icy roads, visit Caltrans Winter Driving tips.