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Idaho Side of U.S. Highway 12 Reopened After Avalance Fears Fail to Materialize [AUDIO]

Update: 11:30 a.m., February 13 - After being closed for less than 24 hours for avalanche danger, the Idaho side of U.S. Highway 12 has been reopened as of 11:15 Thursday morning.

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Judge Allows MDT To Issue Permits For Megaloads

 A state judge has issued an order that could open U.S. Highway 12 from Lolo Pass to Missoula to large loads of equipment bound for an oil sands project in Canada.

District Judge Ray Dayton modified a preliminary injunction and now says Montana's Department of Transportation can review and permit Imperial Oil/Exxon Mobil loads to travel on the two-lane route to Missoula, where the loads would likely travel to Alberta via interstate highways.

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Photo From riverdancelodge.com
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ITD Issues Final Order For Exxon Loads On Hwy. 12

The Idaho Transportation Department issued a final order allowing Exxon Mobil to transport oversized oil equipment on U.S. Highway 12 through north central Idaho.

ITD director Brian Ness said Wednesday that a permit already issued for a test shipment was "in full compliance" with Idaho law and will now apply to as many as 200 shipments bound to be moved from the Port of Lewiston to the oil tar sands of Alberta, Canada.

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Photo From Flickr Submitted By Terry Gray
Photo From Flickr Submitted By Terry Gray
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Officer Denies Motion To Rehear Megaloads Case

A hearing officer has rejected a motion to reconsider his decision in favor of a plan by ExxonMobil to haul massive loads of equipment along a scenic highway in north central Idaho.

Former state judge Duff McKee rejected the request Monday filed by critics of Exxon's plans to ship the oversized loads along U.S. Highway 12.

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Foes Appeal Hearing Officer Ruling On Megaloads

A group of north Idaho residents has asked a hearing judge to reconsider his ruling in favor of ExxonMobil's plans to haul dozens of oversized loads of equipment along U.S. Highway 12.

Last month, hearing officer Duff McKee handed the oil company a victory when he recommended that the Idaho Transportation Department issue travel permits for the shipments.

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Hearing Judge Finds No Reason To Stop Exxon Loads

A hearing officer is recommending that the Idaho Transportation Department issue permits sought by ExxonMobil for hauling giant truckloads of oil refinery equipment along U.S. Highway 12 in northern Idaho.

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Manhunt Continues For Suspect Who Is Accussed Of Firing Shots at Officers

Authorities in northwestern Montana say a man who fired upon deputies had previously told police "he wasn't going to be taken down last time."

Police were still searching for David Burgert, who fled in his vehicle Sunday morning from officers making a check near Lolo on U.S. Highway 12.

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