VALPARAISO | It might be cold and snowy again today, but the recent break in the frigid weather is breaking the hold the frost has had on the ground, including beneath the roads.
For that reason, the city invoked its frost law effective today on the following streets:
No trucks will be allowed on Washington Street; on Harrison Boulevard, from Campbell Street to Froberg Road; on Yellowstone Road, on Bullseye Lake Road, from Calumet Avenue to Campbell; on Ransom Road, from Campbell to Froberg; on Glendale Boulevard; on Evans Avenue, from Roosevelt Road to Silhavy Road; on Campbell, from Harrison to Lincolnway; on Vale Park Road, from Calumet to Campbell; on Vale Park (County Road 400 North), from Froberg to Ind. 130; on Garfield Avenue, from Lincolnway to Union Street; Linwood Avenue, from Ind. 130 to Union; LaPorte Avenue, from Garfield to Lincolnway; Valparaiso Street; Goodrich Road, from Ransom to Jade Boulevard; and Sturdy Road, from Ind. 130 to Boilermaker Drive.
A 10-ton limit is set for Vale Park, from Calumet to Silhavy; Campbell, from Harrison to Cottage View Terrace; Harrison, from Campbell to Calumet; Lafayette Street, from Monroe Street to Harrison; and Milkhouse Road (County Road 375 North) from Froberg to Ind. 130.
An 8-ton limit is set for Silhavy, from LaPorte to Burlington Beach Road; Country Club Road, from Calumet to Silhavy; Burlington Beach, from Campbell to Oak Grove Drive; and Sturdy, from Evans to LaPorte.
All other residential streets and streets not specifically listed have a 5-ton limit. The only streets with no weight limits are Calumet, from Burlington Beach to Morgan Boulevard, and Morgan, from Calumet to Lincolnway.
All contractors, businesses and truck drivers must obtain a frost law permit before making deliveries on city streets when carrying loads heavier than the posted limits. Permits and copies of the posted routes are available at the city's Public Works Department, 406 Don Hovey Drive, or on the city's website, valpo.us.
Permits can be obtained between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays. Permits for Saturday and Sunday must be obtained by 3 p.m. Friday.