Legislature approves tire socks as new traction device

The Legislature on Thursday passed and sent the governor a bill that will give Washingtonians an alternative to traditional tire chains when it comes to improving traction in winter snow. The alternative is called tire socks, a tire traction device that originated in Scandinavia and is now used in 35 countries. The socks slide over the surface of the tires and grip the roadway, allowing a safer drive on slippery roads.

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A Little More Snow Possible

A little more snow is possible through Thursday. The National Weather Service says rain and snow showers will continue for the next couple of days but little snow accumulation is expected for most areas. Lilliwaup, Matlock and areas at higher elevations have the greatest possibility to see additional accumulations of up to two inches.

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