ITD Suspends Megaload Movement from Lewiston


The Idaho Transportation Department suspended the mega load shipments from the Port of Lewiston.

LEWISTON, ID – The Idaho Transportation Department suspended the mega load shipments from the Port of Lewiston.

The move comes after a collision involving one of the Imperial Oil refinery modules.

The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the suspension includes three shipments that were scheduled to travel on Wednesday. Idaho State Police said Tuesday’s collision involved one of three shipments that left the port Tuesday night. ISP said they were supposed to stop at a staging area near Moscow, but one driver tried to leave before southbound traffic was released. Police said the module struck a van, causing severe damage, and pushed it into another vehicle.

An Imperial Oil spokesman said the company will keep its shipments suspended until it’s confident something like that won’t happen again. The modules are bound for Canada.

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(By Nate Kuester, KLEW TV)

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