Frozen Road Law Takes Effect

posted Dec 22, 2016, 5:08 AM by Ryan Quinn

Wisconsin's frozen road law takes effect today for the regions designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) as Zones 1 and 2 - roughly the northern half of the state. The declaration applies to all numbered state and federal highways.

The law does not apply to Interstate highways except to portions of I-39 and I-41 as specified in state law.

The frozen road law allows heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled forest products cut crosswise (not including woodchips), and salt and sand for winter maintenance until approximately early March, unless thawing necessitates an earlier cancellation of the provision or continued cold weather allows for an extension of the declaration period.