Wisconsin frozen road law expands

Wisconsin’s frozen road law will expand to include the entire state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Tranportation.

The law, which was effective Sunday, affects log haulers and transporters of salt or abrasives for winter maintenance.

The frozen road declaration applies to all numbered state and federal highways, but does not apply to Interstate highways.

The law will allow heavier loads for trucks carrying peeled or unpeeled forest products, salt and sand for winter maintenance until about early March.

Special permits for hauling increased weights are not required but vehicles must be legally licensed at 80,000 pounds to handle the increased weights.