OTA was informed today by The Quebec Ministry of Transportation that the 2018 thaw in Québec begins on today, March 5 for zone 1.
Note that the predicted starting date of thaw period for the zone 2 and zone 3 are respectively the 19 and the 26 of March.
During this period, authorized load limits are reduced because the road network load bearing capacity is weakened. Restrictions vary between 8% and 20% according to the vehicle’s type of axles and configuration. For more information, please consult the “Thaw Period – Official dates” page in the “Trucking” section of the of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports web site, here: