Cross Posted from Wild Idaho Rising Tide Facebook Page
TWO MORE TAR SANDS MEGALOADS ON HIGHWAY 12 ON MONDAY & TUESDAY.
We received this news release today and will provide monitoring and protesting prompts soon:
Equipment shipments may travel on U.S. 12 starting Monday
BOISE — Over-legal equipment shipments could start moving on U.S. 12 as early as Monday if weather conditions are favorable, the Idaho Transportation Department announced.
One shipment weighs 80,000 pounds, is 53 feet in length, 17 feet wide and 20 feet tall. The other weighs 80,000 pounds, is 53 feet in length, 20 feet wide and 21 feet tall.
Three flagging teams, three pilot vehicles and two vehicles with portable signs are traveling with each shipment. The transportation plan requires that delays not exceed 15 minutes for other vehicles using U.S. 12. Locations have been identified along U.S. 12 where the shipments can safely pull over to let traffic pass.
[Emphasis added by EF! Newswire... Go get 'em!]