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Megaload near Mountain Home

Published On: Dec 30 2013 02:14:11 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 04:38:53 PM CST
Omega Morgan megaload route

Omega Morgan mega-load route

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -

A 450-ton shipment of oil production equipment bound for Alberta, Canada, has covered 40 more miles to Cat Creek Summit on U.S. Highway 20.

The megaload made the trek from Hammett to Cat Creek Summit near Mountain Home early Monday, arriving after 3 a.m.

It is expected to resume travel after 10 p.m. Monday, weather permitting.

The shipment spent most of last week in Marsing due to the Christmas holiday and due to fog.

The Idaho Statesman reports the New Year's holiday also will slow its exit from Idaho.

The load is limited to traveling between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. It started in Oregon and is expected to pass through Montana before reaching the Canadian line.

It is the first of three massive shipments expected.


Information from: Idaho Statesman,