Weight restrictions of roads and outdoor skating rinks closing are two signs that spring is on the way for Grande Prairie. The season has concluded for outdoor skating rinks due to mild weather. As of March 11th, the ice conditions are unsafe for skating.
There are now weight restrictions starting on Monday March 14th 2016. The spring restrictions will be for all gravel roads within city limits.
Transportation Services Manager for the city Robert Carroll says the restrictions are to maintain the integrity of the road and the ban will last for about 4 to 6 weeks.
The closures are in place until further notice.