Valdosta Daily Times

October 30, 2012

Ga. lifts truck weight limits for storm supplies


The Associated Press

ATLANTA — State transportation officials are making exceptions to size and weight limits for trucks so extra heavy loads of equipment can be shipped to states affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Retailers like Home Depot and Walmart have large distribution facilities in the state. State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jill Goldberg says lifting the weight limits allows trucks to carry heavy loads of generators and other equipment to states farther north.

Forecasters warned Sandy would combine with two other weather systems — a wintry storm from the west and cold air rushing in from the Arctic — to create an epic superstorm.