Spring weight restrictions come into effect March 11

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In Cumberland and other counties

HALIFAX – Spring weight restrictions for commercial vehicles will begin on posted provincial roads starting March 11 in most of mainland Nova Scotia.

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 18, restrictions will be on in Antigonish, Cape Breton, Colchester, Cumberland, Guysborough, Inverness, Pictou, Richmond, and Victoria counties.

The weight restrictions on heavy trucks are necessary during the spring thaw to help protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal monitors air and road temperatures and works closely with the trucking industry and Environment Canada to determine the date that best protects the province's road surfaces.

A list of exempt roads will be published in a number of newspapers across the province.

Updated information is posted on the department's website at novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp .

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Cape Breton Colchester Guysborough Richmond Victoria

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