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Heavy Load Transport Causes Traffic Delays


Dozens of crew workers removing tree branches on Route 281, Homer. X101 Photo

A beautiful Saturday morning led to some people being delayed for hours when a massive 200,000 pound transport bound for Albany, NY slowly went through Cortland and Homer on Route 281.

The transport (pictured below) was reportedly carrying a condenser weighing 200,000 pounds for the construction of a nuclear submarine.

X101 spoke with State Police who said the transport was on day three of being transported, originally from Batavia, NY.

Crews had to cut down low tree branches, lift cables crossing the road, and adjust traffic lights for the truck to be able to pass safely which caused many residents and drivers to be delayed where they were going.

Some residents in Homer didn’t even know about the planned haul through the village and had to wait hours just to either get on their street, or leave home.

As of late Sunday afternoon the tree branches that were cut by the hauling company, Miller Transfer of Rootstown, Ohio. Still were laying on sidewalks blocking pedestrians from walking safely.

The 200,000 pound transport on Route 281. X101 Photo

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