Oversized loads scheduled to travel U.S. 12

itdMotorists traveling on U.S. Highway 12 in North Central Idaho could experience delays of up to 15 minutes as two over-width trucks travel the highway this week.

According to the Idaho Transportation Department, each truck will depart from the Port of Wilma near Clarkston and travel to the Montana border from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., weather permitting.

The trucks and their cargo – evaporator vessels – weigh 255,600 pounds each, are 19.6 feet tall, 16 feet wide and 141 feet long. The first transport is scheduled to start Wednesday night. The departure date for the second transport is weather-dependent, and would not start tonight.

Both shipments will be accompanied by two pilot vehicles and flagging staff to alert traffic to their presence. They will travel as far as possible within the 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. schedule and if road conditions are safe.

The evaporator vessels are traveling from Newburg, Oregon, to Northern Alberta for ConocoPhillips.  (ITD)

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