Spring road weight restrictions begin

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Spring weight restrictions on all provincial roads  began on March 11.

Restrictions begin at that time for Halifax Regional Municipality and the following counties, Annapolis, Colchester, Cumberland, Digby, Hants, Kings, Lunenburg, Pictou, Queens, Shelburne and Yarmouth.

Weight restrictions on heavy vehicles are necessary during the spring thaw to protect roads that are weakened by mild and wet weather. They are expected to be in place for about two months.

The department will continue to monitor road and weather conditions to determine when it is safe to remove the restrictions.

Some roads, including 100-series highways, are exempt from the restrictions.

For a complete list of restricted and exempt roads https://novascotia.ca/tran/trucking/springweight.asp .