Louisiana DOTD Issues Hurricane Delta Emergency Order

The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) has issued an emergency order due to Hurricane Delta, which includes suspended size and weight restrictions for disaster relief efforts.

Louisiana DOTD Issues Hurricane Delta Emergency Order

The LA DOTD executive order reads:

State statute provisions are temporarily suspended for any commercial motor carriers traveling on public highways throughout the state for the purpose of emergency preparedness and disaster relief efforts.

This means any vehicle transporting commodities or fuel for disaster preparedness will be temporarily allowed to exceed weight limits (eighty-eight thousand pounds) posted for bridges and like structures, or relieve any vehicle or carrier, owner or driver of any vehicle from compliance with any restrictions other than those specified, or from any statute, rule, order or other legal requirement.

The state issued the executive order on October 6, 2020 and it will remain in effect until November 4, 2020, unless terminated sooner.

Hurricane Delta, the 10th tropical storm to strike the United States this season, made landfall Friday near Creole, Louisiana, just about 13 miles from where Laura hit less than two months prior.

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