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Studded tires must be off by Saturday

SPOKANE- With short and long-term weather forecasts indicating more typical April weather, WSDOT reminds drivers it's time to remove studded tires.

The last day to legally use studded tires this season in Washington is Saturday, April 5. WSDOT worked closely with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), which is announcing the same decision.

Washington State Patrol troopers will enforce a $ 124  fine for those who keep their studded tires on beyond the deadline.

WSDOT, in conjunction with ODOT officials, extended the official March 31 deadline to April 5 so drivers would be able to keep their studded tires on through the most recent winter weather pattern, plus have time to remove the tires.

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