Spring weight restrictions begin in northern N.B.

Spring weight restrictions begin this weekend in northern New Brunswick 

Officials say the restrictions will begin at midnight on Sunday night.

They went into effect at midnight last Sunday night in southern New Brunswick.

The restrictions are expected to continue until midnight on the night of May 14 in the south, and May 21 in the north.

Transportation Minister Bill Fraser said the weight limits ensure roads do not suffer damage during the annual frost and thaw cycle.

Officials say the dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions.