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Saskatchewan imposes spring weight restrictions

REGINA, Sask. -- Spring weight restrictions have been imposed on truckers in several regions of Saskatchewan, the p...


REGINA, Sask. — Spring weight restrictions have been imposed on truckers in several regions of Saskatchewan, the province has announced.

“In springtime, many roads are vulnerable to soft spots and surface cracks as the frost comes out of the roadbed,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Wayne Elhard said. “Spring road bans are a tool that the province and rural municipalities have used for decades to mitigate damage to infrastructure during this sensitive period.”

The southwest part of Saskatchewan was the first area to have weight restrictions announced. Bans are currently in place in the Moose Jaw and Swift Current regions. They will be in place for six weeks.

The province has an interactive map on its Web site (www.highways.gov.sk.ca) that outlines which areas are affected. You can also call the provincial Highway Hotline number province-wide at 888-335-7623.


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