Studded tire users got a reprieve today. Due to the threat of more severe winter weather forecast for the Cascade mountain range, Washington State Department of Transportation officials extended the deadline to remove studded tires through April 10.

Drivers must remove their studded tires by 12:01 a.m., Sunday April 11.

Washington State Patrol troopers enforce a $124 fine for those who use studded tires after the deadline. No one can guarantee ice and snow-free roadways, so WSDOT encourages drivers, especially those heading into the higher elevations, to plan ahead and drive for conditions.

Someone asked if people actually did put studs on their cars this year, and I’ve heard from at least one other person who did. So that makes two that I personally know of.

Do you guys know anyone who put studs on their vehicle this year?

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