Omega Morgan applies for MT megaload permit


POSTED: 4:45 PM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 10:55 AM Dec 04 2013
HELENA, Mont. -

Montana Department of Transportation officials are considering an application from an Oregon company to move an oversized load of refinery equipment through the state to an oil sands project in Alberta, Canada.
Omega Morgan began this week moving the water purification equipment from the Port of Umatilla in Oregon. With the transport vehicles, the unit is almost 380 feet long and weighs more than 900,000 pounds. The load is 19 feet high and 22 feet wide.
Motor Carrier Services administrator Duane Williams says he doesn't see anything alarming in the application.
A court order in Idaho diverted the route away from the northern part of the state. The equipment will instead travel through eastern Oregon, across central Idaho and into Montana over Lost Trail Pass.