Current weather

  • Clear sky
  • 45°
    Clear sky
  • Comment

Studded tire deadline extended

Posted: April 9, 2013 - 9:49pm

Alaska drivers will be able to drive on all roads with studded tires until May 1, Joseph Masters, department of public safety commissioner, determined in an emergency order issued Tuesday.

April 15 is the normal deadline to remove studded tires for roads in Alaska south of 60 degrees north latitude, which is just south of Ninilchik and north of Happy Valley and Yakutat in Southeast, according to a press release.

Roads north of the geographic designation fall under the May 1 deadline. However, the Sterling Highway that runs across the Kenai Peninsula also falls under the normal May 1 deadline.

An Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman said the extension should provide all motorists an “additional margin of safety on lingering winter roads.”

Driving with studded tires after the deadline could result in a correctable ticket with a $50 fine, according to the release.

— Staff report

  • Comment

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321268/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321253/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321248/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321243/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321208/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/320593/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321173/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321163/
My Gallery

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS