The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) says that they’ll be pulling in all commercial vehicles starting today ahead of a major impending winter storm.
Georgia DPS says that the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) has begun conducting 100 percent “pull-ins” of all Commercial Motor Vehicles at the weigh stations throughout the state today. Officials say that this will continue through the day on Friday and until the winter weather warning is discontinued.
The MCCD is conducting 100% pull-ins in preparation for inclement weather expected as early as Sunday morning, January 16, in metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties, the agency said.
Once CMVs pull in to the weigh stations, MCCD officers will recommend that they take alternate travel routes outside of the perimeter. CMVs are not allowed to travel within the perimeter of Atlanta, except for the following circumstances:
- Pick-up or deliveries.
- Traveling to or from a motor vehicle terminal.
- Traveling to a repair facility inside the perimeter.
- Traveling to or from their residence inside the perimeter.
- CMV drivers will also be reminded of the tire change requirements once access to a roadway has been limited due to inclement weather conditions.
See below for more information on the storm from the National Weather Service.