Commercial Trucks Traveling to Canada

23 February 2017

Subject: 2017 Quebec thaw period / dates de dégel
Importance: High

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2017 thaw period dates in Québec are now confirmed for each of the three zones. Therefore, the 2017 thaw period for the three zones are the following (please note that these dates may change depending on the meteorological conditions):

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

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.

For more information, please consult the “Thaw Period - Official dates” page in the “Trucking” section of the of the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports web site. https://www.transports.gouv.qc.ca/en/trucking/Pages/thaw-period-projecte...

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