Driver of 217 Foot Long ‘Super Load’ Surprised By Attention

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (EYT) – Don Bretthorst isn’t accustomed to being a celebrity, but the man who drove the super load from the Port of Erie to its destination in Lock Haven now gets recognized when he goes shopping in Walmart. (PHOTO: Don and Gail Bretthorst. Courtesy Gail Bretthorst.) Bretthorst and his wife, Gail, own […]

Super Load Journey Ends as Yankee Dryer is Delivered

LOCK HAVEN – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers that the Yankee Dryer super load has arrived at First Quality Tissue in Lock Haven. This delivery marks the end of a 300-mile journey that began early this month. The dryer was delivered to First Quality just before 1:30 p.m. Monday. The […]

Update: Super Load to Arrive in Lock Haven Monday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting motorists that the Yankee Dryer super load will arrive in Lock Haven on Monday. PennDOT anticipates that the super load will resume its journey at 7 a.m. Monday. It traveled to a cross over between mile-marker 187 and mile-marker 188 east of Lock Haven. In the morning, […]

Update: Super Load to Move Through Philipsburg Area Saturday

PHILIPSBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load approaches Philipsburg. Currently, PennDOT anticipates the super load will move through the Philipsburg area the morning of Saturday, Dec.14. Beginning at 7 a.m., the load will continue along U.S. Route 322 eastbound […]

Super Load Passing Through Clearfield

CLEARFIELD – The Yankee Dryer super load is passing through Clearfield Friday morning, as it continues its journey from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in the city of Lock Haven. 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 super load […]

Clearfield Motorists Urged to Avoid Super Load’s Route

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 […]

UPDATE: Super Load to Move Through Clearfield Area Friday

CLEARFIELD – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load, approaches Clearfield. Currently, PennDOT expects the super load to move through Clearfield early Friday morning, Dec. 13. Beginning at 4 a.m., the load will move south on Route 153 (Rockton Mountain)/Route 322 […]

UPDATE: Super Load Arrives in North Central Region, Traffic Impacts Expected

RIDGWAY – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load, which arrived in Elk County this afternoon, will be making its way through the north-central region of Pennsylvania over the next few days. The super load left the Port of Erie Thursday, […]

Update on Super Load’s Journey Through Region

Drivers should expect slow moving traffic The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is offering a travel update to regional drivers as a Yankee Dryer super load continues its journey from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in the city of Lock Haven. The 18-axle transport vehicle and super load weighs 628,000 pounds, and […]