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Wisconsin frozen road law is in effect (4:31 p.m. 12/20/09)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s frozen road law is in effect across much of the northern half of the state.

Under the law, the state Department of Transportation declares the ground beneath the pavement is frozen enough to relax weight restrictions on trucks carrying forest products as well as salt and sand. The maximum weight limit for those vehicles will go from 80,000 pounds to 98,000 pounds.

The declaration will include roads marked with state or U.S. numbers generally north of U.S. Highway 10. It does not include interstates, except for a portion of I-39 between Portage and Wausau.

The declaration went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

View a map of the declaration area

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