Megaload shipment crosses into Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A megaload of oil refinery equipment headed to Canada has arrived in Idaho.
The 380-foot, 450-ton load left Vale, Ore., Sunday night, traveled across the border and was parked Monday at the junction of U.S. Highway 95 and Idaho Highway 55.
It took 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 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.