Originally Posted by signes
Didn't know that, thanks for clarifying. They have chain laws here going in to the mountains but generally for trucks only. If it gets bad, they will just close the road period. No explicit chain requirements for cars and they prefer not to - chews up the roads and offers limited additional benefit in most cases. If everyone needs chains, close the road.
They have 3 tiers of snow for the mountain passes here.
Level 1) RWD/FWD with chains installed OR Must have AWD with snow tires (and chains installed or at least in your car). Most of the time, they don't actually check to see if your AWD actually has snow tires, but that's the reg...
Level 2) AWD with snow tires and chains installed (many roads are closed at this point)
Level 3) Everything is closed. Period.