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Imperial Oil's test module
Imperial Oil's test module snakes its way out of North Lewiston, Idaho, along U.S. Highway 12 on April 11. On its first night, the practice megaload hit a guy wire near Orofino, leading to power outages in some 1,300 area homes.

LEWISTON, Idaho - ExxonMobil's test module will be staying put near Kamiah over the weekend, after a difficult first leg in which power was knocked out to about 1,300 homes and business east of Orofino.

Idaho Department of Transportation spokesman Adam Rush says the 500,000-pound test shipment is scheduled to move again Monday night. He says ExxonMobil and the transport company continue to investigate how the load snapped a guy wire for a high-voltage power line.

Pius Rolheiser, spokesman for ExxonMobil subsidiary Imperial Oil, says the findings will help them adjust plans for future moves.

The oil company is conducting a test trip from the Port of Lewiston, through northwestern Montana to an oil sands project in southern Alberta.

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Montana transportation officials say the load is now expected to travel over Lolo Pass early next Thursday.

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