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Test megaload to resume travel tonight

ITD reports that a "test module" for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's giant loads of oil equipment will begin traveling on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho again tonight, after stalling for two weeks. The rig was halted at milepost 61 after causing a power outage April 11 that hit residents of two Idaho towns for five hours; 16 utility lines now are being raised to allow the load to pass without causing further outages, ITD reports. Extensive tree-trimming also has been conducted in the scenic highway corridor. The test load is scheduled to leave milepost 61 at 10 tonight and travel to milepost 139.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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