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Road delays in huge turbine move

Nordex wind turbine [picture courtesy of Nordex]
It will take 84 trips to move pieces of the 12 turbines

Motorists in the Humber region have been warned to expect delays as 12 wind turbines are moved from Goole to Lissett in a "massive operation".

It will take 84 abnormal load movements to carry the Nordex turbines to the site near Lissett village on the A165.

Each turbine consists of seven pieces up to 48m (52yds) long, about the same length as half a football pitch.

Police will escort the loads outside peak traffic hours along the route which includes the A161, M62 and A1035.

The first escort will take place on 21 November, and all journeys are expected to be completed by January 2009.

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: "These are huge items to be transported on the public highway.

"We are working with the transport company to move them in an appropriate and safe fashion.

"To make it easier, advance work has taken place, including the temporary removal of street furniture on the A164 and outskirts of Beverley."

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