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Spring road restrictions are set to take effect Monday

WILLMAR -- Spring road restrictions will take effect Monday in the city of Willmar.

Restrictions will probably remain in effect until early May.

Anyone seeking further information may call the City Engineer's Office at 235-4202.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation also announces that spring truck weight restrictions will begin Monday for Minnesota's south, southeast and Twin Cities metro area frost zones.

Winter load increases and overweight permits remain in place for the state's central, north-central and north frost zones.

MnDOT limits truck weights to prevent damage to roads weakened during the spring thaw.

Spring load restriction dates and the six frost zones in Minnesota are listed on MnDOT's website at Click on "seasonal load limits," then click on "spring load restrictions" for the most up-to-date information.

The information also is available toll-free by calling 1-800-723-6543.

Ending dates for spring load restrictions are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change.