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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Thurston County Public Works, 867-2300 ext 3

Freeze and Thaw Results in Weight Restrictions for Thurston County Roads

OLYMPIA - Weight and speed limit restrictions are being imposed on all roads within the unincorporated county due to the recent freeze and current thaw. Thurston County will have Emergency Load Restrictions in place starting Thursday, December 12th at 12:01 AM. The maximum speed limit will be lowered to 35 MPH with those roads under 35 MPH remaining in effect.

Exempt parties are school buses, emergency vehicles, and motor trucks transporting perishable commodities or commodities necessary for the health and welfare of local residents (per RCW 46.44.080).

Thurston County Public Works will evaluate the rate of thaw on Monday morning December 16th; however, it is possible the weight restrictions may not be able to be lifted until late next week.

  • WHAT: Load Restrictions
  • WHERE: All Unincorporated Thurston County Roads
  • WHEN: 12:01 AM December 12, 2013



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3