SOLAR ECLIPSE OVERSIZE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS


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NEBRASKA, SURROUNDING STATES SOLAR ECLIPSE OVERSIZE TRAVEL RESTRICTION

The state of Nebraska issued an alert, warning about oversize load travel restrictions during the upcoming Solar Eclipse.

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the path of a total solar eclipse will cross diagonally over the entire length of the state of Nebraska, resulting in a 90 percent solar eclipse, which means 90 percent of the sun ill be hidden from view, casting a large shadow over the state.

According to the state advisory, and as a result, oversized/over-dimensional loads will not be able to travel from sundown on Friday, August 18 until sunrise on Tuesday, August 22. Overweight loads can travel with a valid permit.



Safe travel concerns and the number of visitors traveling along the eclipse’s path were reason for the restrictions.

There are a number of states with oversize and superload travel restrictions and limited travel before and after the solar eclipse, which include the following:

Idaho

No oversize load travel from sunrise on Friday, August 18 until Sunset Tuesday, August 22. if over width.

Wyoming

No oversize load travel from 6 a.m. Sunday, August 20 until 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 22. The restriction applies to all permits/oversize loads.

Montana

No restrictions

Iowa

No restrictions

Kansas

No restrictions

Missouri

Only superloads will be restricted during the eclipse in Missouri. There is no superload movement from Saturday, August 19 until Tuesday, August 22. No restrictions will be implemented for routine permits.

Oregon

No travel if over-width from noon Aug. 18 through Aug. 21, normal travel resumes Aug. 22



Kentucky

No restrictions

Tennessee

No restrictions

Georgia

No restrictions

North Carolina

No restrictions

South Carolina

No rest allowed