March 26, 2013 at 7:57 PM
Deadline for removing studded tires is this weekend
The Associated Press
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers that they need to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31.
Unless the department grants an extension because of severe weather, studded tires are legal in Washington only from Nov. 1 to March 31.
The department notes that forecasts look mild for the lowlands this year and no extension is planned.
Drivers traveling to higher elevations are urged to prepare for winter driving conditions with traction tires and chains if necessary.
Driving with studded tires after March 31 could result in a $124 ticket.
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