Franklin County road restrictions start today

Emergency weight restrictions start at noon today on many Franklin County roads.

Franklin County Public Works sets the restrictions for overweight vehicles, such as semi-trucks and dump trucks, because of the quick thawing of the recent frozen roads.

When roads thaw quickly, the material under the road gets soft and heavy vehicles can cause a lot of road damage, said Ron Horn, county road superintendent.

Horn said they will remove the restrictions as soon as possible.

Weight restrictions do not apply to county roads south of Interstate 182.

For more information, call 545-3514.