Louisiana Issues Waiver Due to Winter Weather

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16 Feb 2021

The Governor of Louisiana has issued a waiver of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) due to the winter weather that has hit the state. Drivers are exempt from 49 CFR Parts 390-399, including Hours of Service, for those responding to the winter storm. The waiver is in effect until March 12, 2021.

These regulations are enforced by Louisiana State Police, who is also actively monitoring our roadways and any orders impacting safety and roadway use. The Governor’s Office, DOTD, and LSP urges motorists to stay off the roads during hazardous driving conditions.

For more information on the waiver, please click here. Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511(1-888-762-3511).

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