Sask winter weight season postponed due to milder weather

The Saskatchewan highways ministry says milder weather has prompted winter weight season to be postponed on all relevant secondary highways.

Typically winter weights begin on November 16th each year and run through March 14th.

Highways minister Jeremy Cockrill says the program is temporarily postponed until colder weather arrives.

He says without sufficient freezing, extra weight can damage pavement and the road beneath which can be costly and potentially dangerous.

Colder temperatures during the winter months help freeze and strengthen roads, allowing more weight to be transported on provincial highways without damaging the road.

Truckers are advised to check the status of roads regularly at


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