Super Load Reaches Destination in Clinton County

CLINTON COUNTY,  Pa. -- A slow-moving super load arrived at its destination in Clinton County on Monday after traveling 11 days on the road.

The industrial dryer headed for First Quality Tissue in Lock Haven began its journey from Erie more than a week ago.

It hit a snag on Sunday when the truck hauling the dryer overheated and blocked both lanes of Interstate 80 eastbound for a few hours.

Drivers were urged to avoid the route of that super load in Clinton County.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Clinton County to see the massive transport in its final stint of the journey.

This was no ordinary oversized load. The 18-axle transport vehicle and super load weigh more than 600,000 pounds.

"I didn't think this was a big deal, but seeing it up close is pretty crazy and how the trailer maneuvers and all the escorts, it's pretty cool," Sean Barr said.

The vehicle was carrying a heavy-duty dryer to First Quality Tissues, a paper company near Lock Haven.

The transport left Erie on December 5 and has traveled through nine counties at a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour.

Hundreds of people gathered in Clinton county to catch a glimpse of the super load.

Some people told Newswatch 16 that seeing the super load was a once-in-a-lifetime type of event.

"You'll never see this again in your lifetime and here to see it travel at 15 miles an hour and that much weight, you know, I had to go see it," Barr said.

The super load caused several traffic delays around central Pennsylvania. PennDOT shut down a portion of Route 220's westbound lanes so the vehicle could travel east towards Lock Haven without worrying about other drivers.

The super load arrived at First Quality Tissue in Lock Haven around 1:30 p.m. Monday.


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