The Maine DOT is reminding Mainers, it's snow tire season.

Although Fall has just begun, Mainers are reminded, winter is coming. From October 1, through May 1, snow tires are permitted on Maine roads. Winter tires are not required by law in Maine.

Remember to take them off by May 1. Studded tires wear ruts into the pavement faster than regular tires, hence why the state requires them to be removed by May.Those deep ruts can lead to hazardous road conditions like hydroplaning in the summer months.