Super load creeping up U.S. 23 today

Published 9:54 am Thursday, March 7, 2024

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the first super load has left West Portsmouth at 8:30 a.m. this morning.

It is travelling on U.S. 23 at approximately 10 miles per hour.

It is headed to Lucasville where it will stop for the day.

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For updates on its travels, go to their Facebook page Ohio Department of Transportation Southern Ohio District 9.

On Friday, at approximately 8 a.m. the load will continue northbound from the Lucasville area towards the Village of Piketon.

There will be 35 of these movements a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

The Ohio Department of Transportation defines super load weight at over 60 tons.

The Waverly Police Department, in Ross County, sent out a release describing the situation as “big ol’ rigs inching along at a snail’s pace, taking in the sights of our charming town as they make their way through” and “keeping it chill at a cool 10 mph.”

The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be providing escort for the super and mega loads.