Win­ter Weight sea­son post­poned

The Southwest Booster - - OPINION - GOV­ERN­MENT OF SASKATCHEWAN

Each year, the amount of weight that trucks can haul in­creases dur­ing the win­ter months. The win­ter weight pe­riod typ­i­cally be­gins Novem­ber 16 how­ever, the 2018 start date is be­ing de­layed due to weather and road struc­ture con­di­tions.

Saskatchewan’s win­ters help to freeze and strengthen roads. As a re­sult, more weight can be trans­ported on provin­cial high­ways cre­at­ing im­proved ef­fi­ciency for truck­ing goods and ex­port­ing Saskatchewan prod­ucts. Cur­rently, roads are not fully frozen and ad­di­tional weights could dam­age pave­ment and the road struc­tures be­neath. Road struc­tures will con­tinue to be mon­i­tored through­out the prov­ince and win­ter weights will be im­ple­mented as soon as suf­fi­cient freez­ing ex­ists.

Truck­ers are en­cour­aged to learn the lat­est road re­stric­tion or­ders and re­lated in­for­ma­tion on­line at www.saskatchewan. ca/truck­ing­weights

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