2017-03-20 / Today's Top Stories

Second GE Turbine to travel through Bradford and Sullivan counties

By Nathan Brown

Staff Writer

A second GE Turbine, being transported by Edwards Moving and Rigging, Inc. of Shelbyville, Ky., entered Bradford County Saturday night.

The large oversized load will again make its way through Bradford and Sullivan counties en route to the Moxie Freedom Power Generation Plant in Salem Township, Luzerne County.

Transportation will take place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to avoid as much traffic congestion as possible. It is expected to remain in transit through March 25, according to Pennsylvania State Police in Towanda.

The load took off from its resting place along state Route 220 near the intersection of Wolcott Hollow Road in Athens Township last night and will travel from state Route 220 to U.S. Route 6 to state Route 239 to State Route 487 to Interstate 80 to U.S. Route 11 to State Route 4002 through Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Columbia and Luzerne counties, said police.

The equipment, including the turbine, being transported measures 345-feet long, 20 feet wide, 18 feet tall and weighs in excess of 917,000 pounds.

It will be illuminated and will be traveling at extremely slow speeds. A crew of linesman, safety personnel and members of the Pennsylvania State Police will assist in the move.

It is advised by Pennsylvania State Police that motorists who are operating in the vicinity of the load take alternative routes and use extreme caution.

The load will be staged at various locations during the drip and will be monitored. Tampering with or interfering with the load while parked could result in enforcement action.

Nathan Brown can be reached at (570) 265-2151 ext. 1639 or email: nbrown@thedailyreview.com.

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