A District Judge in Deer Lodge has granted a temporary restraining order stopping construction on the turnouts and other road improvements for the Imperial/Exxon-Mobil megaloads scheduled to travel along U. S. Highways 12 and 200 in Montana from Idaho into Canada. I spoke with Valerie Wilson and David Oehlers, staff attorneys with the Montana Department of Transportation in Helena who provided the comments attached...

Wilson was encouraged that the judge scheduled the hearing in May, so as not to further delay the shipments, should the decision be in the state's favor. Hear more of the interview on Tuesday's Montana Morning News from 6 to 8:30 am on KGVO 1290 and KLYQ 1240.