Conoco Megaloads Cross into Montana

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – Two large loads of equipment bound for a Billings refinery have crossed into Montana.

The Missoulian reports the second oversized ConocoPhillips load joined the first one in Montana early Monday east of Lolo Hot Springs.

The oil company’s information line says Emmert International plans to start its tandem move down U.S. Highway 12 shortly after midnight Monday.

Over the next weeks, the loads will travel through Missoula to Interstate 90. The loads will return to U.S. 12 at Garrison then go through Helena to Townsend and through Harlowton, Judith Gap, Lewistown, Roundup and Lavina before reaching Billings. The loads can move between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

The final two ConocoPhillips loads won’t leave the Port of Lewiston in Idaho until the first two loads arrive in Billings.

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