Studded tires now legal

Studded tires now legal
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SEATTLE -- If you like to have studded tires to get around in icy and snowy conditions, they are now legal to use in both Oregon and Washington.

The Oregon Department of Transportation allows the tires from Nov. 1 to April 1 for winter driving.

The Washington State Department of Transportation allows them from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Studded tires are banned the rest of the year because they cause ruts in the pavement.