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Test megaload traveled 100+ miles last night

After a two-week delay, the "test module" for Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil's giant loads of oil equipment traveled more than 100 miles on U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho last night, ITD reports, and reached a chain-up area near the Idaho-Montana border. The megaload arrived at milepost 169.1 at 4:03 a.m. today.

Unlike the first leg of the module's trip, in which the rig broke a power line and knocked out power to two Idaho towns for five hours, last night's leg was uneventful, ITD reported. The test module is scheduled to start traveling again at midnight tonight, weather permitting, and proceed into Montana.

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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