abnormal load travels along M5 as motorists heed warnings
M5 motorway was quieter than normal on Sunday as motorists heeded
warnings about potential significant delays when a 145 ton boiler
was moved from near Burnham-On-Sea to a paper mill in Watchet.
journey began at 9am when the boiler - measuring 16ft wide, 16ft
high and 100ft long - left Sedgemoor Services near Burnham and
travelled to M5 junction 24.
there it headed into Bridgwater on the A38, turned left onto the
A39 Broadway and continued 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 was escorted by police and it was expected
that the journey could take up to seven hours to complete.
the move there are likely to be significant tailbacks and motorists
are advised to avoid the area and to use an alternative route
if possible," police had warned. "The
nature of this load and the difficulty of the route meant the
load could not be moved during the hours of darkness."
The abormal load travelling through the Burnham area on Sunday