Kentucky does not reduce its speed limits for inclement weather and does
not issue chain requirements for freight trucks at any time.


-----Original Message-----
From: FHWA Freight Planning [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
Of Dale A Tabat
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 4:28 PM
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Subject: Inclement weather speed limit reductions

The Washington State DOT is interested in information on the following:

1) Are there any states that decrease the posted speed limit in the
event of 
inclement weather (snow and ice in particular) and if so how is that 
accomplished? Is the speed limit decrease applied to specific road
only or can it be incorporated across a state's entire highway system?
for related information for all traffic in general and freight trucks in

2) Are there any urban areas that issue chain requirements for freight
during snow/ice conditions?

Thank you for any input.

Dale A Tabat
Truck Freight Program and Policy Manager
Washington State Departemnt of Transportation
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