Washington Drivers Get Two More Weeks With Studded Tires

“Our crews will still be out working, but we need drivers to check the forecast, carry chains and drive for conditions,” Christopher said. “Close to 100 inches of snow came down on Snoqualmie Pass between March 15 and April 15 last year, and drivers can expect to see snow in the mountains well into May.”

No one can guarantee ice- and snow-free highways so drivers traveling to higher elevations should always prepare for winter driving conditions. This means having information on weather and roadway conditions, traction tires and chains.

Christopher said drivers who don’t anticipate driving in winter conditions should take the time to remove studded tires sooner since tire stores will be very busy in the days leading up to April 16.

Drivers who don’t follow Washington’s rules of the road risk a visit from law enforcement.