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Tue., May 17, 2011, 8:10 a.m.

Moscow Council Embraces Megaloads

The Moscow City Council has voted to welcome megaloads to travel through town -- and invite them to stop off to patronize the city's motels, stores and gas stations along the way. The vote Monday came after Mayor Nancy Chaney had submitted a draft resolution to the council calling on the Idaho Transportation Department to deny permits for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's proposed 207 megaloads of oil equipment; the company wants to haul the giant loads from Lewiston to Montana across U.S. Highway 12, but is cutting 33 of them in half so they could instead travel north from Lewiston through Moscow to Coeur d'Alene before heading to Montana on I-90, then up to Canada/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here. (Lewiston Tribune file photo/Barry Kough: Mammoet Co. workers move a reduced-size megaload carried on 18-axles remotely controlled, into a new storage yard at the Port of Lewiston on May 9.)

Question: Are you bothered that megaloads now will go through Coeur d'Alene?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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