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Out-of-state utility vehicles receive exemptions

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 5, 2014 at 3:01 am •  Published: March 5, 2014
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Out-of-state utility vehicles traveling to areas with widespread power outages will be able to travel until Saturday without some highway restrictions.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has waived the restrictions in the aftermath of this week's winter storm. Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says the emergency declaration he issued Monday gives crews the ability to work more quickly to restore power in affected areas.

The order exempts a driver's hours of service limitation, suspends registration requirements and waives permit fees for overweight and oversized vehicles. Drivers also won't be required to stop at weigh stations. All other safety requirements remain in effect.