The third and last transformer is on the last leg of its journey from Didcot Power Station to Avonmouth docks. It is almost 100m long and 5m wide and will take up two lanes of motorways and the entire width of normal roads. It is travelling at an average speed of 4 mph, slower on hills.
- The load stayed at Tog Hill parking area near Bath overnight
- This morning it is undergoing safety checks before leaving 8-9 am
- It will travel to Wick by the A420 (11am) where steel plates will be laid so it can pass over two culverts.
- It will continue to the A4174. At Bromley Heath roundabout the road will be closed to the M32 junction so the load can travel on the wrong side of the dual carriageway to avoid a weak bridge.
- At the junction with Bristol Road, the load will return to the correct carriageway and continue onto the M32
- It will then rejoin the M4 before taking the M5 to Avonmouth.
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Overnight rain has been clearing to leave it misty with low cloud in places. Brightening up towards the middle of the day though.
Any early rain will quickly clear away then there is a largely dry and bright day in store today, aside from the odd light shower.
It will be patchy but some heavy bursts wrapped up in it. By the early hours its across most parts.