Long winter means deadline to remove studded tires extended

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Nova Scotia drivers have until May 31 this year to remove studded tires from vehicles. 

The goverment is extending  the deadline after severe and extended winter weather conditions, Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey announced May 7.

"Government recognizes that this year's winter weather lasted longer, resulting in drivers leaving studded tires on their vehicles," said Mr. Furey. "We are responding to the needs of Nova Scotia drivers. It also gives service centres sufficient time to complete tire removals, which are backlogged."

The prohibited period, during which studded tires are not permitted on vehicles, will be changed to begin June 1 this year. Law enforcement agencies have been advised of the change.

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