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Nova Scotia may implement early spring weight restrictions

HALIFAX, N.S. -- Mild weather in Nova Scotia may prompt the province's Department of Transportation to implement ea...


HALIFAX, N.S. — Mild weather in Nova Scotia may prompt the province’s Department of Transportation to implement early spring weight restrictions on provincial roads.

“Weight restrictions will be implemented if the weather becomes warm enough to leave our roads susceptible to damage from heavy vehicles,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Murray Scott. “If the current trend of mild weather continues, spring weight restrictions could take effect within a week.”

The spring weight restrictions could be implemented at any time. The province says it will provide the trucking industry with as much notice as possible. The province also says it is better equipped to implement spring weight restrictions since it installed new road-monitoring stations around the province in recent years.

“This helps us target our restrictions to best assist the trucking industry and the businesses that rely on it,” said Scott. The department said trucking companies should watch their local newspapers for updates.


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