February 21, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 44

Seasonal weight restrictions on Spokane County roads in effect

Restrictions don’t typically affect cars or pickup trucks, commercial, construction vehicles may need to lighten loads

Spokane County’s Engineering and Roads Department announced Feb. 13 that seasonal weight restrictions would be implemented on county roads – effective immediately. Roadway surfaces and the structures beneath the surface have become weakened during this winter’s cycle of freezing temperatures, followed by warmer temperatures and precipitation. As a result, roads are vulnerable to severe damage and the implementation of weight restrictions reduces the need for increased road maintenance and auto repairs later this year.

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