Washington State law requires studded tires be removed by midnight Wednesday, March 31st. Driving with studded tires after March 31st is a traffic infraction that could result in a $136 ticket.
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) officials say they are not extending the studded tire deadline this year and crews will continue clear any late season snow or ice that may appear.
The Washington law applies to all drivers in the state, even visitors. No personal exemptions or waivers are issued.
Drivers are advised to schedule with tire removal businesses early as they become more crowded as the deadline approaches.