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Oregon and Washington drivers could face fine if caught using studded tires after deadline

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Studded tires - Multnomah County Sheriff's Office photo

PORTLAND, Ore. – Sunday, April 15 marked the 2018 deadline for snow tire removal in Oregon and Washington.

The date was previously extended from March 31 after inclement weather moved into the Pacific Northwest at the beginning of spring.

Anyone found driving with studded tires after Sunday could receive a $136 traffic infraction in Washington. In Oregon, violators can be charged with a Class C traffic violation.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says deputies may issue citations resulting in a find of $170 to drivers.

The last time the deadline was extended in Oregon and Washington was in 2012.