Kentucky to contribute to Tropical Storm Elsa cleanup efforts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Press Release) – Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray has signed an official order temporarily suspending certain restrictions on trucks and drivers engaged in restoring power or removing debris in Florida and other areas battered by Tropical Storm Elsa.

“Many states are working in concert to get utilities restored and clear the area of downed trees and other debris,” Secretary Gray said. “Our Cabinet is doing its part to help ensure that needed relief gets to Florida and other affected areas.”

The order is effective through 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Monday, July 12, 2021. During that period, commercial drivers will be exempted from maximum driving times and weigh station stops if engaged in power restoration and debris removal.

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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