Oregon Joins Growing List of States Declaring Emergencies Due To Winter Conditions
On January 19, Oregon Governor Kotek has declared a statewide emergency due to hazardous and icy conditions. As such, motor carriers and drivers providing direct relief in response to this emergency is relieved from HOS Part 395.3 and 395.5 regulations. It is important to note that specific commodities have not been identified in a recent notice by the Director of Oregon Department of Transportation. Additional restrictions apply, and this notice does not apply to the interstate highway system. This emergency is in effect until 6PM PST on January 30. Additional details can be found here.
Oregon follows Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee who have all recently issued emergency declarations due to winter weather. Additional details for these ten states’ declarations were previously announced by NTTC, and are visible by clicking here.
NTTC will continue to monitor these and other emergency declarations and will broadcast updates when available.