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Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements

For Immediate Release:

7:05PM CT on March 15, 2019


Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974


Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements


Read the executive order here.


LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to the response to severe flooding.  This order is in addition to the Governor’s emergency declaration issued on Tuesday.


“In light of the historic flooding and devastation our communities are facing, the state has temporarily waived the length and weight requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska,” said Governor Ricketts.  “This will help move materials more efficiently around the state as we work together to respond to the impacts of the flooding and severe weather.”


The directive is effective immediately until April 15, 2019.  Nebraska is working with surrounding states to encourage them to temporarily ease their restrictions as well.


The Governor’s Office, Nebraska Department of Agriculture, and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency are monitoring conditions in Nebraska on a daily basis, and staying in touch with ag leadership to assess emerging needs.  State agencies are assisting regions of Nebraska as requests are made by local emergency managers.  


Read the executive order by clicking here.  The Governor’s emergency declaration can be found by clicking here.