Virginia Issues Emergency Waiver in Response to Severe Winter Weather

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26 Feb 2021

The Governor of Virginia has declared a State of Emergency in response to the severe winter weather the state is experiencing. Temporary exemptions are being granted for overweight, over width, registration, license, or hours of services to all carriers transporting essential emergency relief supplies to, through and from any area of the Commonwealth.

This applies, but is not limited to: water, food, heating oil, motor fuels or propane, or agricultural products, agricultural supplies, livestock and poultry, livestock and poultry feed, forest products and salvaged wood, waste, and trees cut in preparation for the storm, or providing restoration of utilities (including but not limited to electricity, gas, phone, water, wastewater, and cable) or removal of waste to, through, and from any area of the Commonwealth in order to support the disaster response and recovery, regardless of their point of origin or destination.

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has authorized a temporary waiver of registration and licensing requirements for carriers, and the Commissioner of Highways authorized a temporary waiver of normal weight and width restrictions on road.  This waiver is effective beginning 6 PM
February 25, 2021 until 6 PM March 13, 2021. This waiver only pertains to statewide shippers and carriers associated with emergency relief efforts.

The waiver can be found, here.

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