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ITD correction: Coeur d’Alene megaloads are bound for Montana, not Canada

The Idaho Transportation Department today is correcting some information it gave out yesterday regarding three giant megaloads that are proposed to travel through Coeur d’Alene on I-90 within the next month: The loads are headed for a refinery in Great Falls, Mont., as part of an upgrade, not for the Canadian oil sands, where so many other big loads passing through the state in recent years have been bound. “I apologize for that,” said Adam Rush, ITD spokesman. “We’ve had different shipments going in different areas. They’re going to Great Falls and not Canada.”

The three loads, proposed by hauler Mammoet USA South, Inc., are equipment that’s being delivered as part of a refinery upgrade at the Calumet Refinery in Great Falls, Rush said.

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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