Washington Studded Tire Deadline Extended 1 Week - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Washington Studded Tire Deadline Extended 1 Week

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Transportation Department has extended the deadline for drivers to remove studded tires for one week, until the end of the day April 7th.

The department says the extension is because of possible winter driving conditions in the mountain passes and parts of Eastern Washington. Maintenance Director Chris Christopher is asking drivers at lower elevations to remove studded tires sooner.

Studded tires are legal in Washington from Nov. 1 through March 31, but transportation officials would like them off as soon as possible because they cause ruts in highways and damage bridge decks.

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