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Deadline Approaching to Remove Studded Tires in WA, OR

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OLYMPIA, WA - The Washington state Transportation Department says the deadline to remove studded tires is midnight on Monday, March 31 - no extensions.
    
Studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31.
    
Highway officials say drivers who travel mountain pass highways should check forecasts ahead of time and be prepared for possible winter travel conditions since "short-term snow events" can occur well into May.
    
Driving with studs after March 31 is a traffic infraction in Washington and could result in a $124 ticket.

The deadline to remove studded tires in Oregon is also March 31.

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