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.
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Weight restrictions do not apply to county roads south of Interstate 182.
For more information, call 545-3514.