Megaloads at standstill


MISSOULA, Mont. - Idaho State Police say two oversized loads of oil production equipment headed for Montana didn't move in Idaho on Saturday morning.
One of the shipments is parked on State Highway 93 at Lost Trail Pass about 10 miles from the Montana border.  It is a gigantic load, weighing 450 tons.
The other is parked near Salmon about 40 miles away.
The shipments being moved by Omega Morgan are bound for Fort McMurray, Alberta, for use in the oil sands.

Montana officials issued a permit for the rig near Lost Trail Pass more than a week ago. 

Officials say permits to go through Montana  will cost Omega Morgan at least $5,000 per shipment.

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