Snow Halts Megaload West of Powell

Water purification equipment may move tonight if weather cooperates

A megaload carrying American-made water purification equipment has been stranded by snow on a remote spot on U.S. Highway 12.

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) announced Friday that the shipment wouldn’t move at least until this evening because of weather.

The extra-big rig was at milepost 143, 19 miles west of Powell, as of Friday morning.  It was originally scheduled to reach Montana by that time.

The chance of snow was listed as 100 percent at Powell for Friday evening, according to the National Weather Service.

Plans for the remainder of the weekend were fluid, according to ITD. Continue reading