Studded Tire Season Begins Friday

Studded tire season is just around the corner.

Starting Friday, drivers in both Oregon and Washington can start using studded tires on their vehicles.

The season will run through March 31st.

Transportation departments in both states encourage drivers to use chains or non studded traction tires as millions of dollars are spent each year repairing roads and bridges damaged by studded tires.

Driving on studded tires before Friday or after March 31st does carry a fine of $190 in Oregon and $124 in Washington.