As the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ hits the East Coast, state permit offices are closing and restrictions are in place for oversize load travel.

The storm has brought strong winds, snow and subzero temperatures to most of the Atlantic seaboard, and blizzard warnings have been issued for states including; Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, coastal New Jersey, Long Island, N.Y. and coastal New England. This could be the strongest storm the states have ever experienced.


The following states have closures and/or restrictions in place:

Connecticut – State permit office is closed

Delaware – Governor Carney has ordered state offices closed today, Thursday, Jan. 4.

Georgia – A state of emergency has been issued for 28 counties through Friday, Jan. 5 as the storm hits southeast Georgia. Call 877.694.2511 for weather updates.

Maryland – State office is open but there are some oversize load travel restrictions.

Massachusetts – State is closed and not issuing permits for today, Thursday, Jan. 4.

New Hampshire – No oversize load travel. Office is light staffed and will most likely close early

New Jersey – Phones are not being answered in the state permit office, but it has not been confirmed that the office is closed.

New York – Currently open, but could see possible restrictions

North Carolina – State permit office is open, but there are road closures on the south eastern side of the state

Vermont- While the state office is open and issuing permits, no oversize travel is allowed

Virginia – State permit office is open, but permit issuing is on a two-hour delay



WCS Permits & Pilot Cars is here to help with all questions relating to any state permit office closure, delays or oversize travel restrictions. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date on the cyclone’s impact on oversize load travel. WCS can also answer any questions you may have about state closures, or any questions on your everyday oversize load permitstrip & fuel permits and superloads. Contact us now, or give us a call at 888.737.6483.

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