Megaload arrives in Idaho

Megaload arrives in Idaho

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Megaload arrives in Idaho

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by KTVB.COM & Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 22, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 23 at 5:37 PM

BOISE -- After multiple delays, the massive big rig headed for the Tar Sands Oil Field in Alberta, Canada  moved into Idaho late Sunday night.

The 380-foot, 450-ton load left Vale, Ore., Sunday night and traveled about 50 miles while crossing the border into Idaho Monday morning.  It has stopped near Marsing.

It has taken three weeks for the load to travel 315 miles through Oregon.

The Idaho Department of Transportation issued a permit Friday to Omega Morgan.

It will be allowed to travel in Idaho only between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and it will not be allowed to travel at all from Monday evening until Wednesday night.

The megaload route is mostly through rural areas like Homedale, Murphy, and won't hit Interstate 84 until a few miles east of Mountain Home.

The megaload is slated to travel 500 miles across Idaho, cross into Montana on U.S. Highway 93 and head north to the tar sands of Alberta, Canada.

 

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