Oct 30, 2012 10:08 PM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center

Different kind of megaload sitting in Lolo

LOLO- A massive load of water purification equipment is sitting at the old Lolo weigh station along U.S. Highway 93 South.

While this shipment doesn't have the attached controversy of oil equipment headed for the "tar sands" of Alberta, the size of the load is on par with ExxonMobil "megaloads."

The shipment weighs 520,000 pounds, is 300' long, 20' wide and 22' feet high, and the Idaho Department of Transportation says the shipment will travel from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. up Reserve Street to Interstate 90 and onto Montana Highway 200 into Canada.

As with earlier shipments, the rig can't cause delays of more than 15-minutes and will have to use turnouts to allow cars to pass.

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