Gravel road weight restrictions in effect Friday

An early thaw in Nova Scotia is prompting the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) to bring weight restrictions on all provincial gravel roads Friday.

As of noon, gravel roads will be posted to a maximum of 15,000 kilograms until further notice.

TIR says the unseasonably warm weather is softening gravel roads to the point where weight restrictions are necessary to avoid unsafe road conditions and expensive repairs.

The department will advise if and when the restrictions will be lifted.