CLEARFIELD – The super load will finally be coming through the Clearfield area.
During Thursday’s committee meeting for Clearfield Borough Council, members heard the latest update about the Yankee Dryer super load’s journey through Clearfield on Friday.
Borough Operations Manager Leslie Stott shared information from the state Department of Transportation, and said that the super load will be leaving its overnight location at the top of Rockton Mountain at about 4 a.m. Friday morning.
She said the plan is for the entire convoy to work its way through the borough in the early hours, crossing the Nichols Street Bridge before sunrise, and journeying down U.S. Route 322 between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., until ending at the former Kephart Trucking near Woodland.
Stott said the journey will start up again on Saturday, as it goes through the Philipsburg area.
The 18-axle transport vehicle and super load weighs 628,000 pounds, and is 217-feet long, 20-feet high and 20-feet wide.
The borough and PennDOT are aware that people are excited to see such an unusual event, but residents should avoid driving in the area of the planned route in order to allow the super load to travel through the borough as quickly as possible.
Stott said that the company in charge of moving the dryer is top notch and everything has been going extremely well.