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Studded tire deadline nears in OR, WA

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The deadline for you to remove your studded tires in Oregon and Washington is fast approaching.

All cars must have their studded tires removed by March 31.

DOT officials say they do not plan on extending that deadline.

Officials say you should take them off sooner rather than later if you don't plan on going up to the mountain this week.

The state departments of transportation in Oregon and Washington are coordinating their studded tire season closing dates to make travel rules consistent.

ODOT officials also prefer drivers use alternate types of traction tires or chains. They cited a 2000 study that concluded studded tires cause at least $40 million damage each year on city streets, county roads and state highways.

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