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Spring truck weight restrictions start in Crow Wing County

The start for spring load restrictions in Crow Wing County has been announced by the Minnesota Commissioner of Transportation.

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Contributed / Metro Newspaper Service
Contributed / Metro Newspaper Service

Spring weight restrictions for the central frost zone started at 12:01 a.m. Friday, March 18, and will start for the north-central frost zone at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 21.

The central frost zone includes roads south of Highway 210 and Highway 18 in Crow Wing County. The north-central frost zone includes roads north of Highway 210 and Highway 18 in the county.

According to state statute, the weight on any single axle shall not exceed 5 tons on any unpaved street or highway; or 10 tons on a paved street or highway unless posted otherwise between the dates set by the transportation commissioner.

An interactive map of county spring load restrictions may be viewed at bit.ly/3wjZoMC .

Cooperation and compliance with the legal posted limits are needed to minimize unnecessary damage to roads, a news release stated.

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Information regarding restrictions in the county is available at the Highway Department office or online at bit.ly/3u9mZNb .

For more information regarding statewide seasonal load limit restrictions, visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation website at bit.ly/34S0Ha4 .

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