Superload moves through Central Pennsylvania, delays expected

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Currently, PennDOT expects the superload to move through Clearfield early Friday morning, December 13. Beginning at 4 a.m., the load will move south on Route 153 (Rockton Mountain)/Route 322 east and through Clearfield Borough, crossing the Nichols Street bridge before sunrise.

It will then make its way toward Interstate 80 using Route 322 and Route 879. PennDOT expects this movement to take place between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Drivers will need to remain alert for the slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour. Drivers in the Clearfield area are encouraged to use alternate routes.

PennDOT expects the super load to move through the Philipsburg area on Saturday, December 14 but that could change depending on Friday’s travel progress.

UPDATE: According to PennDOT and 511PA, the Yankee Dryer superload will be getting on I-80 soon. Delays are expected as the truck is on the roads.

ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– The Yankee Dryer super load traveling from the Port of Erie to Lock Haven arrived in Elk County Wednesday.

The super load is expected to travel through Ridgway Thursday and could take several hours.

It will then take Route 219 to Penfield, where it travel through Clearfield County and Centre County.

The load is 20 feet tall and moves at a slow pace.

Electric wires and traffic signals will have to be moved while it is passing through.

Flaggers will be there to assist drivers through the traffic, however drivers are advised to find alternate routes.

It is going to First Quality in Lock Haven, and is used in the production of tissue paper.

It’s expected to reach its destination early next week.

The remaining route is as follows:

CountyRoadDistance in Miles
Elk County  
 SR 948 South15.2
 SR 948 South (Main St)0.5
 SR 948 South/SR 219 South (Buffalo Pittsburgh Hwy, Boot Jack Rd3.9
 SR 219 South to SR 153 South. Portion of SR 153 is in Elk County and continues into Clearfield County7.9
Clearfield County  
 SR 153 South18.8
 SR 153 South/Sr 322 East (28thDivision Hwy)6.4
 SR 153 South/SR 322 East (Bridge St., Bigler Ave.)1.5
 SR 879 West off-rampCounterflow movement on the WB off-ramp to SR 879 East0.2
 SR 879 Crossover multiple times to maneuver around traffic signal arms1.3
 I-80 (Exit 120-123)3.3
 SR 970 South1.4
 SR 322 East to PhilipsburgCounterflow on westbound off-ramp to Route 322 East at Woodland intersection10.4
Centre County  
 SR 322 East6.9
 SR 322 West Counterflow movement, traveling east until beyond Dynamic Message Sign4.0
 SR 322 East Crossover median at Blazosky Road0.3
 SR 322 East Exit ramp/N High St/Sr 30421.4
 SR 3040 North/SR 220 Alt2.8
 SR 3040 North/SR 220 Alt14.0
 Ramp off, cross over SR 144, ramp back to SR 3040 North/Sr 220 Alt1.2
 I-80 East (Exit 158—Mile-marker 170.3)12.3
CountyRoadDistance in Miles
Clinton County  
 I-80 East (Mile-marker 170.3 –mile-marker 187)16.7
 I-80 Crossover 
 I-80 West (to Exit 178)9.6
 I-80 West Exit 178 off-ramp0.3
 SR 220 North0.5
 SR 220 Mackeyville exit, cross over at Auction Rd, ramp back up to SR 220 North0.5
 SR 220 North1.9
 SR 220 North Exit 1070.1
 SR 477 West (Long Run Rd)0.3
 SR 64 North (Nittany Valley Dr/Water St)1.9
 SR 150 North (Eagle Valley Rd)0.4
 SR 2015 (Mill Hall Rd)Counterflow movement, traveling south0.3
 SR 220 South exit 109 off-rampCounterflow movement on SR 220, traveling north2.4
 SR 220 South exit 111 on-ramp, continue SR 2012 East/SR 120 East Counterflow movement on SR 120, traveling west0.4
 SR 120 East on-ramp (from Walnut Street) Counterflow movement on SR 120, traveling west0.3
 Walnut Street0.2
 Park Street0.8
 First Quality Tissue Entrance 

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