Effective immediately, current weight related restrictions on vehicles supporting agricultural business on Howe Island will be lifted. These vehicles will be permitted to be ferried to and from Howe Island, on a first come, first cross basis, regardless of the time of the day.
Restrictions on heavy vehicles, not operating as support to the agricultural business, will remain in place. During peak periods (between 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. travelling off the Island, and 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. travelling onto the Island) only one “heavy truck” will be allowed as defined below:
* One “heavy truck” (defined with a weight/length combination not to exceed 21 tonnes and 8.5 metres/28 feet), may be loaded during peak periods so long as, in the opinion of on-duty staff, the “heavy truck” can be loaded efficiently and safely onto the ferry with, 14 other vehicles or a combination.