Use common sense when removing tire chains

Please use common sense and be careful about when and where you choose to remove your tire chains. If you're headed for the highway, there is a good chance that it is going to be bare and wet. We've hit the highways hard with sand, salt and plows. They're looking pretty good right now.

Chains don't work on bare and wet pavement. It's not a good idea to try and remove your chains from the side of the highway. Please plan ahead and remove your chains before you get onto the highway. If you get on the highway with your chains on and need to remove them, please wait until the next exit or find a safe location to do so. Please don't do it on the highway; it's just not safe. A person was hit today while removing their chains and we don't want it to happen to you.

We know it's not an easy thing to do when the sides of the road are completely covered with snow, but please be sure to pull all the way out of the lanes of travel to remove your chains.