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Published: Monday, October 26, 2020
Tis the season to plan for snow and ice     Print 

Tis the season to plan for snow and ice

With some early storms already here and full-fledged winter fast approaching, now is the time for travelers to make sure they’re prepared for winter driving.
The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to start preparing themselves and their vehicles for winter weather. Drivers can check out WSDOT's winter driving web page for tips and information. WSDOT also asks travelers to always "know before you go" and get the most up-to-date roadway information before heading out.
“Our crews work hard to keep roads clear, but we need the public’s help as well,” said WSDOT Maintenance Operations Manager James Morin. “Most pass closures are due to preventable spin outs or crashes from vehicles driven too fast or not having proper equipment. This year COVID-19 protocols could mean slightly longer road or pass closures, as well as more chain requirements during major storms, so we need everyone to be prepared and stay informed to help keep traffic moving.”
To check conditions and prepare for winter weather:
• Download the WSDOT mobile app.
• Follow WSDOT's regional and pass accounts on Twitter, the agency's Facebooksite and online travel alerts.
• Sign upfor email and/or text updates about road conditions – text alerts about Snoqualmie Pass delays is a subscription option.
• Download, print and carry the WSDOT Winter Driving Guide.
• Get your vehicle ready and plan extra time to cross all mountain passes, including heavily traveled routes such as Snoqualmie Pass, Stevens Pass and White Pass.
• Carry chains and know current traction and chain requirementsfor mountain passes, which are also available on highway-advisory signs, highway-advisory radio and by calling 511.
• Preset your radio to 530 AM and 1610 AM for WSDOT's traffic-information stations.
Alternatives to chains Although some vehicle manufacturers recommend against the use of tire chains for certain models, that doesn’t excuse travelers from state traction device laws. These requirements exist to help keep all traffic moving safely during extreme winter conditions.
The Washington State Patrol provides an online list of state-approved alternative traction devices on its vehicle equipment webpage under “traction tires” These approved alternatives meet state traction tire requirements. All travelers are reminded to prepare for changing weather conditions and avoid a costly ticket by carrying chains or approved alternatives whenever crossing mountain passes. Failure to obey a tire chains sign can mean a ticket of up to $500. Special chain enforcement patrols will be keeping an eye on mountain passes this winter.
Studded tires By law, studded tires are legal for use in Washington state only from Nov. 1 through March 31. This applies to all vehicles in Washington, even those traveling from other states, and no personal exemptions or waivers exist.
WSDOT estimates studded tires cause between $20 million and $29 million in pavement damage to state-owned asphalt and concrete roadways each year. Motorists are encouraged to visit a tire dealer to learn more about their options, including stud-free, winter tread traction tires. This type of tire is different than an all-season tire, is legal year-round and does not cause the same roadway damage as studded tires. More information about studded-tire restrictions and requirements can be found in the FAQ on the WSP website.
Hyperlinks within the release:
• Winter driving web page: wsdot.com/winter/
• WSDOT mobile app: wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/seattle/products/
• Twitter: wsdot.wa.gov/Inform/twitter.htm
• Facebook: facebook.com/WSDOT/
• Online travel alerts: wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts/
• Sign up: govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOT/subscriber/new
• Snoqualmie Pass delays: wa.gov/travel/know-before-you-go/keeping-you-informed
• Winter Driving Guide: wsdot.c om/winter/files/WinterDrivingBrochure.pdf
• Get your vehicle ready: wsdot.com/winter/files/winter-driving-what-to-carry.pdf
• Current traction and chain requirements: wsdot.com/Traffic/passes/default.aspx
• Vehicle equipment webpage: wsp.wa.gov/driver/vehicle-equipment-requirements/
• Estimates studded tires: wsdot.wa.gov/Business/MaterialsLab/Pavements/Default.htm
• FAQ: wsp.wa.gov/driver/vehicle-equipment-requirements/


Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Lane, traffic signals added on SR 524 at Yew Way Lane, traffic signals added on SR 524 at Yew Way
New traffic signals will turn on at the Yew Way-Maltby Road intersection on State Route 524, just west of SR 522 near Woodinville, early Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Thursday, September 03, 2020
Check schedules and expect waits for state ferries over Labor Day weekend Check schedules and expect waits for state ferries over Labor Day weekend
People who plan to travel on a state ferry over the Labor Day weekend should check sailing schedules and plan for long waits if driving a vehicle aboard.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Allow extra time if traveling this Labor Day weekend Allow extra time if traveling this Labor Day weekend
Plan ahead, use WSDOT tools to stay in the know before and during trips

Friday, July 24, 2020
First-of-its-kind bridge project First-of-its-kind bridge project
Super-light carbon fiber molds will form bridge to replace old culvert

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Reopening of North Cascades Highway Reopening of North Cascades Highway
Reopening of North Cascades Highway near Rockport on track for early August Hillside stabilization above State Route 20 weeks from completion

Thursday, June 04, 2020
Ferry schedules to remain in place Ferry schedules to remain in place
Until further notice, all state ferries will operate on their current reduced schedules

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Four Community Transit Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19 Four Community Transit Drivers Test Positive For COVID-19
We have received notification from four individual coach operators that their health care providers have informed them that they have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

Friday, March 06, 2020
Community Transit Proposes More Trips Community Transit Proposes More Trips
Community Transit Proposes More Trips, New Routing for Fall 2020, Spring 2021

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Final report on road usage Final report on road usage
The Washington State Legislature will ultimately decide if a road usage charge will be implemented in Washington

Thursday, October 24, 2019
New funding secured for cleaner, greener ferries New funding secured for cleaner, greener ferries
Largest ferries in the state will be converted to hybrid electric propulsion

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