A monstrous load will make its way over Washington State roads early next week, causing some traffic delays overnight between the city of Roosevelt on the Columbia River and the Goldendale windfarms Rockcreek Substation.
Omega Morgan will move the vastly oversized load — just over 1 million pounds is 360 feet long, 21 feet tall — along State Route 14 and US 97 Monday and Tuesday nights. The Washington State Department of Transportation says travelers should expect delays and road closures at those times. caused by what may be one the largest loads ever hauled in that state.
State Route 14 will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday until 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 between Roosevelt and the State Route 14/U.S. 97 interchange. There will also be intermittent closures on eastbound State Route 14 near Dallesport and on both directions of U.S. 97 between Toppenish and the State Route 14/US 97 interchange during those hours.
From 10 p.m. Tuesday until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, both directions of U.S. 97 between the State Route 14/U.S. 97 interchange and Hoctor Road in Goldendale will have intermittent closures.
Washington State Police troopers and Klickitat County Sherriff’s deputies will escort the load from the