Quebec 2017 Thaw Period Dates Confirmed


The 2017 thaw period dates in Québec are now confirmed for each of the three zones and are as follows: (please note that these dates may change depending on the meteorological conditions):

  • Zone 1: Monday February 27  – Friday April 28
  • Zone 2: Monday March 6 – Friday May 5
  • Zone 3: Monday March 13 – Friday May 12

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.

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