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Kentucky extends suspension of CMV restrictions as part of ongoing tornado relief efforts

Kentucky extends suspension of CMV restrictions as part of ongoing tornado relief efforts
Voluteers help Martha Thomas, second left, salvage possessions from her destroyed home, in the aftermath of tornadoes that tore through the region, in Mayfield, Ky., Monday, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has extended for another month an official order temporarily suspending certain restrictions on motor carriers engaged in restoring power, clearing debris and delivering fuel to areas stricken by the Dec. 10, 2021, outbreak of tornados and other severe weather.

“Our cabinet is ready to help ensure that needed relief gets quickly to areas that have lost electric power and otherwise are experiencing hardships due to the outbreak of tornados, high winds and flash flooding cited in the emergency declared by Gov. Andy Beshear,” Gray said.

With the extension, the order is effective through 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Feb. 18. It temporarily relieves commercial drivers from maximum driving times and weigh station stops if providing response to affected areas.

In addition, the order authorizes the Transportation Cabinet’s Department of vehicle regulation to waive permit fees for overweight/over-dimensional vehicles. To ensure the safety of the traveling public, carriers must comply with safety requirements and have a copy of the order in the truck cab if operating under the authority of the official order.

 

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