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Studded tire deadline extended

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The Washington Transportation Department has extended the deadline to remove studded tires to April 16.

 The department says it wants to accommodate Easter weekend drivers who may encounter winter driving conditions in Cascade passes.

 Typically, studded tires are legal in Washington from the beginning of November to the end of March, but they have to be removed because of damage to highways and bridge decks.