WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - For a couple weeks now there has been a large trailer parked at the old Econolodge near the intersection at Seymour Highway and Brook Avenue.
Today at 9:30 a.m. the permit was issued for the transport company, Emmert International, to begin transporting this truck west down Seymour Highway, or US 82, moving some power lines along the way.
Traffic behind the truck was lined down to at least the stop light at Seymour Highway and Loop 11.
There was very slow travel along the west side of Seymour Highway into the early afternoon.
The truck started in Oklahoma and is headed to Baytown, Texas.
The convoy was misdirected and unable to pass under a bridge, which is why they’ve been camping out at the Econolodge for weeks now.
They will stay on US 82 until SH 25, once they have passed through Graham, they will be getting onto US 281 to continue their journey to Baytown.
TXDot officials tell us the boiler being carried and the trailer itself weighed a combined 590,000 lbs.
This monstrous transport is 240 feet long and over 22 feet wide, with only 18 inches of clearance underneath.