The Quebec Ministry of Transportation announced the 2021 thaw period will start on March 22 for zones 1 and 2 in Québec.
|Start date||End date|
|Zone 1||March 22, 2021||May 21, 2021|
|Zone 2||March 22, 2021||May 21, 2021|
Note that the predicted dates for zone 3 are the following:
|Predicted start date||Predicted end date|
|Zone 3||March 29, 2021||May 28, 2021|
During this period, authorized load limits are reduced because the load-bearing capacity of the road network is reduced. Load limits are reduced by 8% to 20% according to the vehicle’s axle type and configuration.
For more information, please refer to the “Thaw — load restrictions” page in the “Trucking” section of the ministère des Transports website: https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/en/camionnage/degel-periode-restrictions-charges/Pages/periode-degel.aspx.