Studded tire deadline approaches as spring arrives
OLYMPIA – Spring has arrived – maybe. All the same,as temperatures rise across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31.
Studded tires are legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31, unless WSDOT grants an extension. Multiple forecasts indicate temperatures will be well above 50 degrees in many parts of the state and WSDOT is not planning on extending the deadline. This year, Oregon and Washington are coordinating studded-tire removal dates to make travel rules consistent.
“Our forecasters ex...