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Frozen Road Law Being Suspended in Various Zones

Wisconsin Ag Connection - February 17, 2017

Due to predicted warmer weather in the coming week, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has decided to halted the frozen road declaration, along with implementation of Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions. The changes take effect Saturday in Zones 3, 4 and 5; and on Monday in Zones 1 and 2.

Class II roads include about 1,400 miles of state highways susceptible to damage from heavy trucks during the spring thaw period as frost leaves the ground.

Declaration of Spring Thaw also means suspension of most divisible load overweight permits including permit numbers beginning with any of the following two-letter codes: AC, AG, FF, MI, PB and RF.

County highways, town roads, and city and village streets may also be posted or limited to legal load limits or less. Decisions to place or lift weight restrictions on those roads are up to local units of government.

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