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Date: 17 December 2018 For immediate release
Abnormal load travelling through Wiltshire tomorrow
Drivers are asked to be aware of a slow moving and wide ‘abnormal load’ that will be escorted through Wiltshire tomorrow (Tuesday 18 December).

The load is due to be escorted by Wiltshire Police from 10am, departing Torr Works near Shepton Mallet to the Hampshire border along the following pre-determined route:

A361 from Torr Works around Frome to the A36
A36 South from Beckington around the Warminster by-pass and via Knook to Deptford.
A303 Eastbound from Deptford to the Hampshire border at Parkhouse

The load will measure 4.85 metres wide, 4.9 metres high, 28 meters long  and weight 145T. It is made up of a Plant Equipment and will be moved by Hutchinson Engineering Services Limited from Newark.

Due to its width, it will take up approximately one and a half lanes of a standard road. As a result, it will be both slow moving and have the potential to cause congestion in places where oncoming traffic will be required to pull in and wait for the load to pass.

Wherever possible, disruption will be kept to a minimum although both hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient should they come across this load. Anyone travelling over this period on time critical matters should allow sufficient additional time for their journey. 

Regular updates and travel information in respect of this abnormal load will be passed from the Control Room at Devizes where appropriate to help motorists plan their journey. 

Police escorting resources are being provided by officers, paid for by the haulier at no cost to the public.

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Lee Pelling (Police, Constable, Wiltshire West Community Policing Team)

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