kentucky trans yellow 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/3/14) — In light of yesterday’s severe winter storm, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has waived certain highway restrictions for out-of-state utility vehicles travelling nationally to areas with widespread power outages.

Crews given more flexibility to repair downed lines, restore power after winter storm

Secretary Mike Hancock today issued the emergency declaration that provides temporary regulatory relief for crews heading to the affected locations.  

“Lifting these restrictions allows crews to work more expeditiously in restoring power to homes and businesses across the nation,” said Secretary Hancock.

The order exempts a driver’s hours of service limitation, suspends registration requirements, and waives permit fees for overweight/over dimensional vehicles.

Drivers will also not be required to stop at weigh stations.  All other safety requirements will remain in effect for drivers.

The declaration expires on March 8.  

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Limited Number of Tickets for Empty Bowls, Owensboro on Sale Now

OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/29/15) — Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Ky., fundraiser. This… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5743

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5352

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5129

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5065

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4247

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4038

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13653

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11585

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2941

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1947

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1574

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1340

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1159

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 1002

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 940

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 28, 2015 885

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 857

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 852

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher