BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Department of Transportation says an Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil oversized test load traveled more than 100 miles on U.S. Highway 2, stopping at a chain-up area about 5 miles from the Montana border.
IDT says the 500,000-pound shipment left the Kooskia area at about 10 p.m. Tuesday. It traveled about 30 miles further than expected and arrived at the base of Lolo Pass at 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The test shipment was scheduled to resume travel at midnight Wednesday to proceed into Montana
The oil company is conducting a test trip from the Port of Lewiston, through northwestern Montana to an oil sands project in southern Alberta.
The test load left the Port of Lewiston on April 11, but was delayed for two weeks after causing a power outage near Kooskia.