Deadline to remove studded tires is Monday

Anyone who does not remove their studded tires in Oregon or Washington by Monday could face a fine, March 30, 2014. (KOIN)
Anyone who does not remove their studded tires in Oregon or Washington by Monday could face a fine. (KOIN)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — The deadline to take studded tires off vehicles in Washington and Oregon is Monday.

WSDOT said since temperatures have been above freezing, they do not plan to extend the deadline.

However, WSDOT said extra preparations may be necessary in higher elevations.

“We definitely want people to know that if they’re traveling in any sort of mountain passes that they should still be prepared for winter driving. So (having) your chains and any other kind of traction tires are fine just that the studded tires have met their deadline for the year,” said Magan Reed, a communication consultant for WSDOT.

Anyone caught with studded tires after 11:59 p.m. on Monday could face a $190 fine in Oregon or $124 fine in Washington.

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