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Published April 19, 2010, 05:59 AM

Spring truck weight restrictions end today

Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ends today, April 19, for Minnesota's Central frost zone. Load restrictions remain in place for the state's north-central and north frost zones.

By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press

Spring truck weight restrictions on state highways ends today, April 19, for Minnesota's Central frost zone. Load restrictions remain in place for the state's north-central and north frost zones.

Mn/DOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened by the spring thaw.

Spring Load Restriction dates and the six frost zones in Minnesota are listed on the Mn/DOT Web site at www.mrr.dot.state.mn.us. Click on "Seasonal Load Limits," then click on "Spring Load Restrictions" for the most up-to-date information.

The information is also available toll-free by calling 1-800-723-6543 in the United States and Canada or by calling 651-366-5400 in the Twin Cities metro area.

Travelers in Minnesota can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports from Mn/DOT's 511 traveler information service. Dial 5-1-1 or go to the Web site at www.511mn.org.

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