Megaloads Prep for Idaho Crossing


First oversized load could leave Clarkston on Monday

Two megaloads carrying water purification vessels may be traveling through north central Idaho soon if the weather cooperates.

Transport company Omega Morgan plans to move the first shipment from the Port of Wilma just west of Clarkston to the Idaho/Montana border on U.S. Highway 12, according to a news release issued Friday by the Idaho Transportation Department.

The journey would start as early as about 10 pm on Monday and end no later than 5:30 am on Tuesday.

It appears that road conditions could vary significantly on the trip.  The National Weather Service predicts a 20-percent chance of rain and temperatures in the 40s on Monday in Clarkston.

The low at Powell, near the Montana state line, is expected to be 25 degrees on Monday evening under mostly cloudy skies, after a day where the possibility of snow is 80 percent.

The second shipment is expected to move on a different evening and take a similar amount of time to cover the roughly 170 miles between Clarkston and the Montana border.  No information on a date for that shipment has been supplied by the transportation department. Continue reading