Quebec eases spring thaw restrictions in two zones

QUEBEC CITY (May 3) — Thanks to the early onset of mild weather in some regions of Quebec, provincial transportation minister Guy Chevrette announced that annual vehicle load restrictions will be lifted earlier than planned.

The decision applied to Zone 1 (southern Quebec, including Montreal, Hull, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec City, and extending up to Riviere-du-Loup) and Zone 2 (immediately north of Zone 1 and including Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean, North Shore, Rimouski, Gaspesie, and Isles-de-la-Madeleine).

“The load restrictions will end at one minute after midnight on May 6 in Zone One, and at the same hour on May 15 for Zone Two,” Mr. Chevrette told attendees at the Quebec Trucking Association annual meeting in Quebec City on April 30.

He also confirmed that the previously announced May 25 termination date for load restrictions in Zone 3 (which lies to the north of Zone 2) will remain unchanged.

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