OLYMPIA -

No need to remove those studded tires just yet.

In view of recent heavy snowfall in Washington's Cascade Mountains, and forecasts for more severe mountain weather, the Washington Transportation Department has extended the deadline for removing studded tires through April 10.

Oregon has also extended its studded tire season through April 10.

The deadline had been Thursday, April 1.

Washington State Patrol troopers enforce a $124 fine for those caught using studded tires after the deadline.