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Giant cider vessels close highway

Cider vats
The vats began their journey from Gloucestershire on Saturday

Two giant cider fermenting vessels have been making their way to Herefordshire.

They were being transported to Universal Beverages, in Ledbury, which process fruit for firms like Bulmers.

The vessels measure 8m (26ft) in diameter and 35m (115 ft) long and were being transported by road from Sharpness, in Gloucestershire.

It has meant the A417 between Maisemore, in Gloucestershire, and Ledbury has been closed. The vessels are due to arrive at about 2000 BST.

They began their journey in Gloucestershire on Saturday and were originally transported there from Dortmund in Germany.

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