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LA Declares State of Emergency, Permit Office Closed

Louisiana state Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Barry draws closer. The storm will likely bring storm surge, hurricane-force winds and up to 15 inches of rain across Louisiana, and is predicted to make landfall sometime Saturday morning as a Category 1 Hurricane. Louisiana DOT state permit office as […]

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WCS Permits Contest Winner Announced

The winner of the WCS Permits & Pilot Cars “Who’s in the Spotlight” contest has been chosen.  The winning load was a 90-foot long NASA exploration flight test capsule that was safely transported to the White House in 2018. WCS Permits provided the oversize/overweight permits and pilot cars for the load.  The spacecraft, The Orion, was […]

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WCS Permits’ Announces “Who’s in the Spotlight” Contest

WCS Permits & Pilot cars is launching a week-long contest, “Who’s in the Spotlight” with the goal of highlighting one special, winning oversize load project the company has either piloted or permitted in the last year.  The contest was initiated to help bring forth load details, and put some of the coolest projects the company […]

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Rock Slide Closes I-40 West, One Lane Reopened

A rock slide closed I-40 West near North Carolina-Tennessee border earlier today, but one lane has since reopened.  For the second time this year, a landslide has rendered impassable part of Interstate 40 near the Tennessee-North Carolina border. All lanes of Interstate 40 West were closed at Cold Springs Creek Road in Haywood County, North Carolina, […]

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AR to Cease Issuing Permits as Rain Continues

The state of Arkansas is preparing for possible flooded routes due to the heavy rain, and has ceased issuing permits to oversize loads traveling through the state.  Although, the state did say their Highways Permit division will issue permits for oversize loads with an origin and destination in Arkansas.   “Provided we can identify a […]

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I-275 Kentucky Construction Extended Through 2020

The state of Ohio oversize permit division confirmed the construction in and out of Kentucky on I-275, a 9-mile stretch, has been extended until August 2020, which will also continue to affect oversize load travel.   In addition to significant delays, dimensions and weights that are allowed to travel through the construction include the following parameters:  […]

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Alabama Permit Office Closed for Jefferson Davis’ Birthday

The Alabama Department of Transportation (DOT) permit office will be closed Monday, June 3 for Jefferson Davis’ Birthday.  Additionally, the AL DOT office announced oversize load travel will be still be allowed on Monday, June 3 with a valid transportation (oversize load) permit.  Every year, AL celebrates Jefferson Davis’ Birthday on the first Monday in […]

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Interstate 29 is CLOSED in Missouri

Due to flash flooding, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced the full closure of I-29 until further notice.   The full closure of I-29 is in place at:  Between the Iowa border and Exit 56 (US 71 & 59) at St. Joseph. The duration of this flood event is unknown, but will last through […]

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I-255 WB Bridge in Missouri to Remain Closed This Week

Drivers who use the westbound I-255 Jefferson Barracks Bridge across the Mississippi River need to determine alternate routes through at least the end of the week, as the westbound interstate bridge will remain closed.  Drivers who hold an oversize/overweight permit that includes the I-255 bridge in the route MUST OBTAIN A NEW PERMIT. WCS Permits […]

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MnDOT Fishing Opener Weekend Oversize Restrictions

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is advising all to plan ahead for Fishing Opener weekend, which will affect oversize load travel throughout the state May 10 – 12.  MnDOT released a statement saying oversize/overweight travel is not allowed on all state highways including interstates from 2 p.m. on Friday, May 10 until 2 a.m. […]