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Sask. easing road weight restrictions for farmers

Mar. 26, 2014 - In response to the backlog in grain movement, Saskatchewan is easing seasonal weight restrictions on some highways, but only for agricultural commodities.

Shippers and farmers can apply to Ministry District Offices for permits that will allow for heavier than published spring weights.

Circumstances where permits could be granted include roads where ministry staff determine heavier loads will not cause undue road damage, or during colder than seasonal temperatures.

Haulers must hold a permit to access the heavier weights.