Most Alaskans can keep their studded tires on for a while longer. The Department of Public Safety issued an emergency order in response to recent spring snowfalls, extending the winter-tire change out deadline by 2 weeks. Drivers in most of the state — including Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Valdez — can keep their studs on until May 15. Drivers in areas south of 60 degrees, like Homer, Kodiak and Juneau, have to remove them by tomorrow (April 29). The Department of Public Safety says slick road conditions made the roll-back necessary.
Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks