Kentucky Transportation issues emergency declaration for Hurricane Michael relief efforts

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making sure people can get help in the south following Hurricane Michael.

Secretary Greg Thomas waived certain commercial motor carrier regulations for crews involved in relief efforts.

Secretary Thomas issued an emergency declaration that provides temporary regulatory relief for crews heading to the coast to deliver goods, restore utilities and remove debris.

"Kentucky seeks to offer mutual aid to assist in the federal and state disaster response for the forecasted hurricane," said Secretary Thomas. "Lifting these restrictions allows crews to assist with the relief effort as quickly as possible."

This order exempts a driver's hours of service limitations and weighs station stoppage, suspends registration requirements and waives permit fees for overweight vehicles.

Commercial drivers are required to carry a copy of the Official Order with them.

The declaration expires November 10, 2018.

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