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Winter Weight Restrictions Still in Effect

The recent cold weather has allowed the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure to immediately suspend road bans on provincial highways. Allowable weights are reduced on some provincial highways and roads in rural municipalities (RMs) as roads thaw in the spring in order to protect them from damage caused by heavy trucks. Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure staff continually monitor both air and road temperatures and will reinstate bans as the conditions change. Spring road bans typically reduce allowable weights on RM roads and secondary weight provincial highways by 10 to 15 per cent. While spring road bans are not in effect on provincial highways, there are bans in place in some RMs. Some of these RMs may also elect to suspend road bans in their respective municipalities.

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