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Kentucky Suspends Some Regulations For Hurricane Relief Vehicles

Posted at 12:36 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 17:31:08-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky transportation officials are waiving some regulations for vehicles heading toward Florida to aid in relief efforts as Hurricane Michael comes ashore.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas issued a declaration Wednesday that temporarily suspends some regulations.

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

Thomas said the order lifts restrictions on driver hours, as well as vehicle and weight requirements.

Officials said all other safety requirements will remain in effect.

The declaration lasts through Nov. 10.