The highways ministry is reminding farmers in southern Saskatchewan to check their loads because the winter weight season ended at midnight Wednesday.
Highways minister David Marit says seasonally adjusted weight limits on provincial highways allow farmers to take advantage of cost savings that come from hauling higher weights in the winter when roads are frozen.
Those limits have been extended in central and northern regions due to colder weather but in the south, the season ended at midnight Wednesday.
The six weeek spring road bans require loads reduced by a further 10 to 15 percent from normal weights on some roadways.
The annual weight increase on nine-month primary highways is being adjusted in southern Saskatchewan.
Only secondary weights are permitted on thse highways from March 16th to June 14th.
Northern Saskatchewan remains unchanged from April 1st to June 30th.
Primary weights are allowed during the rest of the year, 9 months.