With all that white stuff coming down, it's time to take stock of tires.
Because there are icy roads and canyons throughout the state, the Utah Department of Transportation each year publishes a list of restricted highways.These are roads that cannot be used except by vehicles equipped with steel link chains, mounted snow tires or elastometric tire chains (designed for use with radial tires). Tires with the M-S symbol (mud and snow) are acceptable. Four-wheel drive vehicles must have a minimum of two mounted snow tires.
Radial tires without snow tread do not meet state requirements.
Areas where snow tires or chains are required are:
U-14 from Cedar City to Long Valley Junction; U-31 from Fairview to Huntington U-40 to Daniel's Canyon; U-44 to Junction 191 (Greendale to Manilla); I-80 Parleys Canyon (Mt. Aire to Jeremy Ranch); U-92 from American Fork Canyon to Timpanogos and from Provo Canyon to Sundance; U-143 from Parowan to Panguitch; U-153 from Beaver to Elk Meadow Ski Resort.