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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Studded tires will be legal on Washington highways, starting Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The studs will have to come off at the end of March. The state Transportation Department says they cause excessive wear to roadways.

Another winter driving regulation: Trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds are required to carry chains between Nov. 1 and April 1.

Washington State Patrol troopers will emphasize watching for truck chains in November. Truckers who fail to carry them could get stuck with a $124 ticket.

      
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