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Super Load won’t reach Lock Haven until next week

PHOTO PROVIDED This is a picture of the super load crossing the Allegheny River on the Hunter Station Bridge in Forest County, in Tuesday.

LOCK HAVEN — Those hoping to see the arrival of a huge Yankee Dryer super load headed from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in Lock Haven, will have to wait a little longer.

Arrival in Lock Haven was originally scheduled for Friday.

However, arrival of the super load is now expected early next week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday.

The 18-axle transport vehicle and super load weighs 628,000 pounds is 217 feet long, 20 feet high, and 20 feet wide.

Movement is generally taking place during daylight hours and could be impacted or delayed by winter weather. The hauling team is keeping a close eye on the weather as it could affect travel speeds.

The super load left Port of Erie on Dec. 5.

The super load travel plan involves nine counties and features cross overs and unusual traffic patterns as it makes its way to the entrance of First Quality in Lock Haven.

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