motorists warned of delays as abnormal load is moved
Significant delays are expected on some local roads this weekend
when a 145 ton boiler is moved from near Burnham-On-Sea to a paper
mill in Watchet.
boiler is 16ft wide, 16ft high and 100ft long and will be moved
on Sunday (January 12th).
journey will begin at 9am when it will leave Sedgemoor Services
near Burnham on the M5 and travel to junction 24.
there it will head into Bridgwater on the A38, turn left onto
the A39 Broadway and continue along the A39 through Williton to
Washford Cross where it will turn right onto the B3190 and into
the paper mill at Watchet.
the journey the load will be escorted by police. It is not known
how long it will take but it could take up to seven hours to complete
the move," said a police spokesman.
the move there are likely to be significant tailbacks and motorists
are advised to avoid the area and to use an alternative route
width and length of the load will mean that it will take up most
of the road and there are very few safe places to pull the load
over to allow traffic to clear."
nature of this load and the difficulty of the route mean that
this load cannot be moved during the hours of darkness."
Top, the abormal load at Sedgemoor Services on Saturday (pic Scott