The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association declared a regional emergency due to Hurricane Michael, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Arkansas Highway Police were advised on the emergency declaration and will honor the declaration to all commercial motor vehicles and drivers responding to the affected states, according to a news release.

“This Emergency Declaration provides for regulatory relief from Parts 390 through 399 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations for commercial motor vehicle operations while providing direct assistance supporting emergency relief efforts transporting supplies, equipment, fuel and persons into and from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, or providing other assistance in the form of emergency services during the emergency in the affected states and jurisdictions from Hurricane Michael,” according to a news release.

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