Spectators and drivers react to Super Load

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A once a year event happened Tuesday in Ohio and Marshall counties. A “super load” made its way towards Moundsville fascinating spectators and causing frustration amongst drivers.

Dan brought his grandson, Dakota, to watch this Ohio Valley spectacular. Dan says, “Oh I think it’s remarkable! Hey we lost our steel mills, we lost our railroads, we’re going to be getting some back with this.” Dakota says, “I think it’s cool. I think it’ll be great for the future and everything.”

But what about the people behind the wheel? Tyler Roth and Patrick Duffy came to watch the super load drive by and gave their comments on whether they were behind the wheel, “That would be probably rough driving it,” says Roth. “I’m not getting held up in traffic so I think it’s a cool thing, but I’m sure for all the other people it might be little bit of a pain. Hopefully they’ll think it’s pretty cool too,” says Duffy.

The super load is 242 feet long and 18 feet wide. It is actually a tower that will be used for the natural gas industry.

The route started off Tuesday morning at Dallas Pike and traveled down I-70 west to 470, backing up traffic along the way for a couple hours. It then took the Bethlehem exit and traveled south on Route 88. The rest of the way included US 250, then through Limestone & Pleasant Valley to Fork Ridge Road.

According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the super load has made its way to Fork Ridge Road and is not obstructing Route 88 and US 250.

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