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It's a sign spring is near as the Ministry of Transportation has announced the start of some seasonal load restrictions are now in effect in portions of Southern B-C.

In an information bulletin this morning, the Ministry advises drivers of commercial vehicles that load restrictions are now in place on various provincial routes in Southern British Columbia.

Highways are said to be particularly vulnerable to damage when they begin to thaw, and load restrictions are put in place to reduce that damage.

Drivers of long-haul transports, logging trucks and trucks that carry heavy equipment are required to
reduce loads they would normally carry on a route.

They can also choose alternate roads with no load restrictions, where available.

Drivers should look for white signs posted on the routes advising of seasonal load limits for the area.

Drivers who do not obey seasonal load restrictions are subject to a $365 fine.

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