Superload travels through Tennessee

A truck hauling a 200-ton oversized chemical tank will be moving through Tennessee beginning Tuesday in Stewart County. (Photo: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1)


DOVER, TN (WSMV) - A truck carrying a superload will snarl traffic in Stewart and Houston counties on Tuesday.

The oversized chemical tank weighs about 200 tons. The 195-foot long truck with a 19-axle trailer is carrying the load from Cincinnati, OH, to Aberdeen, MS.

The truck is mainly moving along rural routes due to the 17’6” height of the load to avoid highway and interstate overpasses that normally have a clearance of 15’6”.

The truck will be its trip in Stewart County on U.S. Highway 79 at 9 a.m. Tuesday. It will then turn down Highway 49 toward Erin.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, here is the travel schedule for the truck this week:

  • Tuesday: Kentucky/Tennessee State Line, SR120, US 76, SR49S, overnight stay at SR49 and Sentry Drive, Dover.
  • Wednesday: SR13 South, overnight stay at Truck Stop at I-40 and SR13, Dickson, TN
  • Thursday: US412E, SR100, SR48S, SR20E, US43S, overnight stay Handy Andy Market, Lawrenceburg, TN
  • Friday: Flatwoods Road, SR242, US64, US43S, Tennessee/Alabama state line.

The truck will be traveling about 15 mph. 


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