Thanks for the Oregon specific info Byron.
Yup, i know i should do the dastardly deed and pick them up just cuz
Though in 35 years of driving in Cali/Nevada/Oregon i've never used chains even though driving in "Snow Zones"...guess i've been spoiled with all the AWD Volvos and similar in the family. The only time i was questioned was once when driving a 4x4 truck (all the Volvos (and our Van one trip to Mt.Hood) they just waved on by).
ramble. . . My _snow driving_ story from the only time i was told i needed chains:
I was driving over Donner Pass (HWY 80 Ca/Nv) during a snowstorm in my brand new 1982 Toyota 4x4 mini truck with winter tires
on (w/chains just in case). I was heading home to Reno from a week of work in No.Cal...still dressed in my office/biz suit. I pulled off at the Truckee exit to fuel up and grab a cup of coffee (~9pm ish)...
When i went to get back on the highway a state trooper stopped me and suggested i turn around as there was about a foot of new snow on the roadway (gee i already new that, i just exited ~30 minutes before!). I told him i'd just gotten gas and coffee and rode this commute from Sacramento to Reno every Monday & Friday and knew the conditions and road well. He said if i could make it up the on-ramp i was free to go the rest of the way...oh, PS he never said/suggested needed chains, he simply put out the challenge of getting safely up the on-ramp. Crazy? yea, maybe...
I said thanks, put it in high 4, and waved him good-night... an hour later i was pulling up in our driveway in Reno... I think fresh snow on a road is easy driving. ICE? Not so much!