Sec. 5. (a) If a breakdown or threatened breakdown of electric, gas, water, or telephone
public utility facilities occurs in Indiana, the public utility whose services to
the public are or may be affected may in the emergency, without securing a permit,
transport over highways or streets heavy vehicles and loads or other objects not conforming
to this article if it is reasonably necessary to do so to restore utility service
at the earliest practicable time or to prevent the interruption of utility service. The public utility shall, not later than the second succeeding day that is not a
Sunday or holiday, report the fact of the transportation to the public authority from
whom a permit would otherwise have been required.
(b) The public utility shall pay to the public authority an amount equal to the fee
that would have been due for a permit under this article. The making of the report and payment of the fee satisfies all requirements of this
chapter concerning the securing of a permit for the trip required by the emergency.
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