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Oversized load snakes its way through Mid-Missouri

Oversized load snakes its way through Mid-Missouri

January 19th, 2019 in Local News

The Missouri Highway Patrol helped guide an oversized load through Mid-Missouri on Friday as it traveled across the state.

According to patrol reports, a private company contacted the patrol to ask they help guide a truck which was taking a new fuel filtration system from Texas to a business in Ohio. Friday was the 12th day the load was on the road.

The truck left Eldon around 7 a.m. Friday. Its route included U.S. 54 to Route B, Route M and U.S. 50 east in Mid-Missouri. Given the width of the truck on the two-lane road, traffic was diverted off the road through much of the route. By early evening, the truck was in the St. Louis area.

Three troopers from the patrol’s Troop F in Jefferson City assisted in escorting the load through Mid-Missouri.

The oversize/overweight super load permit reads the dimensions of the load as 214 feet in length, 18 feet in width and 16 feet, 4 inches in height. The load had a total weight of 536,000 pounds.