Oregon, Traffic, Weather

Studded tire season ends Thursday, March 31

The deadline to remove studded tires from your vehicle is March 31, the Oregon Department of Transportation said.

While the deadline has moved in the past due to the pandemic, this year, the deadline show's that it's business as usual at ODOT when it comes to getting the road-chewing studded tires off the state's highways.

“Drivers are encouraged to not wait until the March 31 deadline to remove their studded tires, especially if they aren’t driving in the mountain passes between now and then” said Luci Moore, State Maintenance and Operations Engineer for the Oregon Department of Transportation in a press release.

ODOT says studded tires over time cause major damage to local, county and state roadways. A 2014 study conducted by the state agency concluded that studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year to Oregon roads, highways, and freeways.

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