2024 thaw period in Québec

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The 2024 thaw in Quebec will start on March 18 for the Zones 2 and 3.

 Official starting dateOfficial ending date
Zone 1March 4th, 2024April 26th, 2024
Zone 2March 18th, 2024May 10th, 2024
Zone 3March 18th, 2024May 10th, 2024

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 axle and configuration types.

Please note that the technical descriptions of the different zones have been changed. For more information, please consult the “Thaw Zones” page in the “Trucking” section of the website of the ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable:

https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/en/camionnage/degel-periode-restrictions-charges/Pages/zones-degel.aspx

For more information, please consult the “Thaw Period – Official dates” page in the “Trucking” section of the website of the ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable:

https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/en/camionnage/degel-periode-restrictions-charges/Pages/periode-degel.aspx

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