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150-ton 'superload' travels through Western Pa. on slow journey from Allegheny Co. to Ohio

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A massive 'superload' caused slowdowns on several Western Pennsylvania roadways Thursday as it made its way through the area.

The 150-ton load consisted of a giant steel cone that was 136 feet long and weighed 150 tons.

The load left Allegheny Co. via the Tri-Boro Expressway around 9 a.m. Monday to make its way to Columbiana, Ohio via the following route:

  • State Rt. 22 East
  • State Rt. 119 North
  • State Rt. 437 North
  • State Rt. 36 North
  • State Rt. 322 West
  • Interstate 80 West

The slow-moving, two-lane operation traveled approximately 25-30 miles per hour. 

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