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Studded Tire Removal Deadline This Sunday, March 31

You now have less than a week to get your studded tires off your car. The Washington Transportation Dept. said with a record-setting winter finally in the books, the arrival of spring means drivers have until Sunday, March 31, to remove studded tires. Starting Monday, April 1, drivers with studs face a $136 fine.

Studded tires also damage pavement, so removing them promptly after winter has passed helps preserve state roadways, DOT officials said.

The Transportation Dept. will not extend the studded tire deadline this year, but crews continue to monitor roads, passes, and forecasts and clear any late season snow or ice.

Washington and Oregon share the same studded tire removal deadline. Other states may have later dates, but the Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors. No personal exemptions or waivers are issued.

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