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Turbines convoy is a spectacular sight
7:30am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
A SPECTACULAR convoy left villagers and motorists blown away.
Sections of wind turbines are being transported with a police escort over the next few weeks as they are taken from Grimsby to a construction site in Bradwell.
Each tower is split into three loads, with the largest part 34m long and weighing 96,000km.
The route taken by the lorries sees them heading along the A12 before turning off at the junction with Sandon and navigating round Danbury.
The loads are the biggest Essex Police have had to help escort in the county, with casualty reduction unit manager Adam Pipe saying stringent plans were made for the transportation.
“A great deal of planning and preparation has gone into this operation to ensure the disruption to other road users is kept to a minimum,” he said.
“The loads will travel at off-peak times and in daylight for safety reasons and we have plans in place to keep traffic moving on other roads when the loads slow down to negotiate trickier turns and junctions.
“We will run the convoys as and when required by the contractors and will arrange two convoys per day whenever possible.”
Daily costs for the police escort of around £3,000 are being covered by the contractors.