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Load restrictions in effect until Tuesday in west central Minnesota

ST. PAUL -- Spring truck weight restrictions will be in effect until April 3 in west central Minnesota counties. Ending dates for spring load restrictions are determined by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Spring load restrictions ended Tuesday in Minnesota's southeast and Twin Cities metro frost zones. In the rest of the state, including all west central Minnesota counties, spring load restrictions are still being enforced.

During seasonal load restriction dates, the weight of a single axle should not exceed 10 tons on a paved street or highway, according to Minnesota law.

Road restriction maps are listed on the MnDOT website at Click on "Seasonal Load Limits," then click on "Spring Load Restrictions" for the most up-to-date information. The information is also available toll-free by calling 1-800-723-6543.

Middle-range overweight permits will become available when spring load restrictions are lifted. Full-summer overweight permits will then become available two to three weeks after spring load restrictions are lifted.