Joaquin roundup: Truck plows through floodwaters, update on road closures, hours exemptions issued

Updated Oct 11, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin skirted the country’s East Coast this weekend, bringing with it pounding downpours that caused severe flooding in South Carolina and parts of North Carolina.

Hours-of-service rules have been waived for drivers in those states hauling loads of food, fuel, debris and other freight deemed part of emergency relief — Click here to read Overdrive’s coverage of the suspension.

Also, more than 300 roads and more than 150 bridges have been closed — Click here to read Overdrive’s continually updated coverage there.

Continue to check back for updates to the road closures and the hours-of-service exemptions issued.

And don’t miss the video below of one South Carolina trucker braving the floodwaters, which is making the online rounds this week:

Showcase your workhorse
Add a photo of your rig to our Reader Rigs collection to share it with your peers and the world. Tell us the story behind the truck and your business to help build its story.
Submit Your Rig
Reader Rig Submission