Cops open Indiana scale houses for truck parking

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Prompted by the expansion of the federal hours of service waiver in response to the spread of the coronavirus, the Indiana State Police has opened weigh stations in the state to all truck drivers for 24/7 parking.

The ISP said truckers do not need to be hauling essential goods under the waiver to park.

Locations include:

  • Lowell, which may be limited as INDOT is using it as a construction office/storage area: Interstate 65 southbound at the 231.5 mile marker
  • Chesterton: Interstate 94 eastbound and westbound at the 29 mile marker
  • Warren: Interstate 69 southbound at the 280 mile marker
  • Richmond: Interstate 70 westbound at the 148 mile marker
  • West Harrison: Interstate 74 eastbound at the 171 mile marker
  • Terre Haute: Interstate 70 eastbound at the 0 mile marker

The scale house in Seymour is not open for parking due to construction on Interstate 65.

The ISP said it will allow truck parking, including overnight parking, at the scale houses under the following circumstances:

  • Parking does not interfere with the operations of the facility
  • Parking in only marked, striped parking spaces
  • No parking on any ramps
  • No parking in the scale lanes or in front of the inspection barns
  • No parking in unmarked areas of the parking facilities or areas designated for staff or handicap parking
  • No parking in other areas identified by on-site ISP or INDOT staff
  • No littering
  • No alcohol or drug consumption
  • Restroom facilities may not be available
  • Adherence to any other rules set forth by the facility’s ISP or INDOT staff

This is the latest adjustment for truck parking as created by the spread of the coronavirus.