Tribune: Mega-Loads Will Crawl Across U.S. 12 This Week


Mega-loads will be on the move again this week on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho.

Two oversized shipments are expected to crawl alongside the Clearwater and Lochsa rivers corridor, the first beginning late tonight.

This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that the cargo—evaporator vessels weighing 255,600 pounds, nearly 20 feet tall, 16 feet wide and 141 feet long—have been barged into the region and will be loaded onto rigs at Washington's Port of Wilma just before rolling into Idaho.

The contract hauler, Mammoet, is scheduled to pull the mega-loads through Idaho, into Montana and then north to a Conoco Phillips facility in northern Alberta, Canada.