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Turbine test run convoy delayed on Motorway

Created on 30/06/2016 @ 12:36
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Lorries on today’s planned wind farm transport trial run have been delayed with people already lining Welshpool streets for a glimpse of what’s to come in the next two months.

Awel Newydd Cyf, the developers of the windfarm between Carno and Cefn Coch, have announced that  the trial run for delivering the turbine components to the site is already behind schedule and will now not reach Welshpool until 2pm at the earliest.

It is believed that the vehicles have been caught up in a two-hour delay on the M6 Motorway as they make their way towards Welshpool.

Street bollards near the Railway Station and at the Jehu Road junction have been removed and parking restrictions imposed around the main junctions to help the convoy of unladen lorries to pass through the town centre.

The vehicles, which will carry turbine parts up to 17 metres in length, are being sent along the route – which includes Welshpool – to iron out any problems that could arise when they are loaded up with equipment later this summer.

The convoy consisting of two abnormal load simulation vehicles with a full police escort to create a sense of how the convoy of vehicles will work, will start from Goole in Yorkshire, travelling along major trunk roads.

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