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Sunday, March 31 is the deadline to remove studded tires

 

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According to a press release form the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), studded tires must be removed by Sunday, March 31. No extension of the studded tire season is expected. 

“We encourage everyone to take off their studded tires before March 31, especially if you won’t be driving in the mountains,” advised Galen McGill, State Maintenance and Operations Engineer.

Driving with studded tires after the deadline can result in a fine. Law enforcement may issue a citation, a Class C traffic violation, with a $165 fine.

McGill continues, “While studded tires are okay from November 1 to March 31, it’s better to use other options like traction tires or chains. Studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage to state highways each year, according to a 2014 study.

Our crews continue monitoring highways and weather forecasts, working to remove any late season snow or ice. Visit TripCheck.com for current conditions. After March 31, switch to traction tires or chains if needed, or consider postponing your travel until conditions improve. “

Don Williams
Don Williamshttps://lincolncityhomepage.com
Don Williams serves as publisher and editor of The Lincoln City Homepage.

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