Two More Tar Sands Shipments Likely to Cross Idaho on US 12 Starting Tonight


Listen to the Monday, December 3, 2012, KRFP Radio Free Moscow Evening Report, Assenberg Rejects Pot Plea, between 5:20 and 3:33, to learn about the second and third Alberta tar sands equipment shipments to traverse wild and scenic Highway 12, two wastewater evaporator components hauled by Omega Morgan.

Mini Megaloads


This is what the latest round of megaloads looks like (The Lewiston Tribune/Elaine Williams photo).

This is what the latest round of megaloads looks like (The Lewiston Tribune/Elaine Williams photo).

The latest round of megaloads are parked at the Port of Wilma, just west of Clarkston.

The first of the two is scheduled to leave tonight at about 10 pm and make it to the Montana border early Tuesday morning.

Assuming that happens without a hitch, the second will leave Tuesday also at about 10 pm.  Like the other, it is expected to make it across Idaho on U.S. Highway 12 in a single segment of travel.  That trip would end early Wednesday morning.

It is their width that makes these shipments megaloads.  They are wide enough to consume almost two lanes of traffic, but at about 50 feet, they are about as long as a standard semi truck. Continue reading