March 31, 2010 in Region

Studded tire deadline extended in Wash.

Associated Press

No need to remove those studded tires just yet. In view of recent heavy snowfall in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, and forecasts for more severe mountain weather, the Washington Transportation Department has extended the deadline for removing studded tires through April 10.

Oregon has also extended its studded tire season through April 10.

The deadline had been Thursday, April 1.

Washington State Patrol troopers enforce a $124 fine for those caught using studded tires after the deadline.

The state of Oregon also extended its studded tire deadline to April 10.

Idaho’s deadline is April 15.

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