Armistead windfarm: Drivers asked to be patient as more turbine parts are delivered on Wednesday (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Armistead windfarm: Drivers asked to be patient as more turbine parts are delivered on Wednesday
5:26pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
POLICE escorts will accompany the delivery of more components for the six-turbine Armistead windfarm tomorrow (Wednesday).
Residents living in Helmside Road, Oxenholme, Old Hutton and Middleshaw who have vehicles parked along the route are asked to ensure they remove them in time.
Officers from Cumbria Police's Roads Policing Unit will escort two abnormal loads from 9am.
The first, consisting of three windmill blades, will be driven from Killington Lake Services on the M6 southbound to junction 36, before taking the A65 north to Oxenholme, turning right into Helmside Road then right onto the B6254.
It will then travel through Middleshaw and Old Hutton to the Armistead windfarm site, arriving at around 10.30am.
The second abnormal load, consisting of two tower sections, will be collected from Burton Services on the M6 northbound shortly before lunchtime.
It will follow the same route as the first once leaving the motorway at junction 36.
A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "Motorists are asked to be patient and consider altering their travel plans or allow extra time for their journeys to avoid any potential delays.
"The loads will be escorted by police officers and high visibility abnormal load vehicles provided by the haulage company to ensure the safety of all road users and the public."