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Road restrictions start Tuesday

ST. PAUL -- Spring weight restrictions on state highways will take effect statewide Tuesday when load limits begin in the central, north-central and north frost zones, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Monday.

Winter load increases will end at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday and spring load restrictions will start at the same time. Weight load restrictions are now in effect for the south, southeast and Twin Cities metropolitan area frost zones.

"MnDOT monitors weather and road conditions daily, so truckers should check frequently to determine precisely when changes occur in the state's frost zones," said Keith Shannon, director of MnDOT's Office of Materials.

He said that MnDOT also urges truckers to check, the department's seasonal load limits Web site to learn the locations of weight-restricted routes, changing road conditions and state highways open to 10-ton routes.

The information is also available by calling 1-800-723-6543 in the U.S. and Canada. Travelers can get up-to-date information on road conditions, construction and weather reports by dialing 5-1-1 or at