Conoco/Phillips causes 59 minute delay on Highway 12

Lewiston, Id. AP reported that the Idaho Department of Transportation is requiring Conoco/Phillips to submit a new travel plan before it allows the second megaload to travel down Highway 12. As reported, “Agency spokesman Adam Rush said the delay occurred as the load went around a sharp curve between Greer and Kamiah.”

This develo0pment certainly doesn’t bode well for future loads, and we hope the IDT will finally realize what megaload opponents have been saying all along; there is no possible way for these companies to drag hugely sized mining equipment and keep within their permit guidelines.

We believe the first load will continue to make it’s way up to Lolo Pass, but due to ice on the roads it didn’t move an inch last night. Expect more delays as weather looks to turn for the worse over the next few days.

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