Forecasts for fluctuating weather throughout the state have prompted the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to declare that spring thaw requirements were in effect statewide on Class II roads effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006. The declaration had been imposed on and south of Highway 29 last Monday (3/6).
State-maintained highways were declared frozen statewide on December 19, 2005, allowing trucks hauling logs, salt or sand to carry heavier loads. WisDOT is also suspending the frozen road declaration statewide on March 13 at 12:01 a.m. on highways with state or U.S. designations.
A map depicting where and when the frozen road and spring thaw declarations are effective and where state highways are posted is available on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Web site at: www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/truck/weightrestrictions.htm