Just In… WA DOT Extends Removal of Studded Tires
The Washington State Department of Transportation just extended the date for removal of studded tires due to MORE winter weather!!
WSDOT extends 2018 studded tire removal deadline to April 15
OLYMPIA – Spring is here but the potential of some late season snow means the deadline to remove studded tires in Washington has been extended for two weeks. The removal deadline is now by the end of the day, Sunday, April 15.
State law allows the Washington State Department of Transportation to extend the deadline into April if current or predicted conditions could make for difficult travel. The decision to extend is made in consultation with meteorologists and maintenance supervisors. The deadline was last extended in 2012.
This year’s decision was based on long-range forecasts that show the potential for significant weather, including snow that could affect cross-state travel into April.
With the extension, all studded tires need to be removed no later than the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) Sunday, April 15. Starting Monday, April 16, drivers with studded tires on their vehicles face a $136 traffic infraction. Removal services can be crowded as the deadline approaches, so please plan accordingly.