Alice Fiman, WSDOT communications, 360-705-7080 (Olympia)
OLYMPIA – For some, a trip to the tire store may be a good addition to the immediate to-do list.
The Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight, March 31. Studded tires are only legal in Washington from Nov. 1 to March 31.
Crews will keep an eye on forecasts, especially at higher elevations, and will be ready to treat and clear roadways if wintry weather returns. Drivers who travel mountain pass highways should always know before you go, drive for conditions and prepare for winter travel as short-term snow events can happen well into May.
Under state law, driving with studded tires after March 31 is a traffic infraction and could result in a $124 ticket. More information about using studded tires in Washington is available online.