LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV – Sarah Thomas) – Pieces of a massive canopy headed to one of the biggest and busiest airports in the world, is stuck in Longview.
The 79,000 pounds of steel started the journey from Beck Steel in Lubbock. The plan was for the load to arrive at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by Monday.
But Adrian Mumphrey, the lead driver for Bennett Motor Express, said the pieces won’t make it to Atlanta, Ga., until next Feb. 6, which means the Big Game will be over and a new champion will already be crowned.
“It can’t go in there during the Super Bowl. It’s too many people. With all the traffic and the fans and everything coming in for the Super Bowl it wouldn’t be safe for us to take up two lanes of highway trying to get these loads into the airport,” Mumphrey said.
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Date: January 25, 2019
Article Title: Parts of massive Super Bowl airport canopy make stop in Longview