The state of North Dakota has officially put frost laws into effect for Williams County.

Sheriff Scott Busching said the laws went into effect about five days ago, and sheriff’s deputies are already out patrolling county roads and writing tickets for overweight vehicles.

“The county roads are no longer safe for running overload,” Busching said.

Vehicles traveling on county roads must be under the six ton per axel load limit, unless they have purchased a special permit from the Williams County Highway Department, which allows for seven tons per axel and fixed loads.

The permits can be purchased for $1,000 each at Williams County Highway Department from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Permit forms are available at