Megaloads Confuse Drivers

Frank Bybee, Desmet

The Lewiston Tribune 1/1/12

I had this terrible accident on Nov. 8, well after dark, about 25 miles north of Moscow on U.S. Highway 95.

I came up on all these huge flashing lights, so I was slowing down. There was a flagger who had a minivan stopped.

I did not notice the van.

I am a pro boxer so my vision and reflexes are above the average. There were just a bunch of huge flashing lights with no instructions to drivers on how to proceed.

I hit that van, I totaled my car and the minivan. I was knocked out and got a concussion. My shoulder and hip are bruised from my seat belt. I am lucky to be alive. Continue reading

Number 10 [in Lewiston Tribune Newsroom Staff Poll]: Megaloads Roll in Spite of Foes

Megaloads took to U.S. highways 12 and 95 in 2011, despite legal battles seeking to slow or stop the transports.

The first of the oversized loads that take up two lanes of traffic left the Port of Lewiston on U.S. 12 in the winter carrying half a drum for an upgrade of a ConocoPhillips refinery in Billings, Montana.

Imperial Oil hauled components for a processing plant in the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada, on U.S. 95. Weyerhaeuser sent pieces of equipment on U.S. 12 for a project at a Canadian factory. Selway Corp. in Montana hauled a huge pipe on U.S. 12 for a hydroelectric project in Washington. Continue reading