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240 Ton Load Coming Through N. Ky.

Posted On February 20, 2014

By Katlyn Reece

(Boone County, Ky.) - A 480,000 pound boiler will be making its way through northern Kentucky Thursday. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting drivers to an oversized load traveling from Tennessee to Ohio. Diamond Heavy Haul, of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting the boiler. It is 195 feet long, 23 feet wide, and 15 feet 6 inches tall.

Drivers are asked to use caution and be patient while behind the transporter and its four escort vehicles. Drivers are also asked not to attempt to pass. The caravan is moving about 45 to 50 mile per hour and slows at bridges and overpasses.

The caravan has been pulling off the road periodically to allow traffic to pass.

Here is the boiler’s route through Kentucky:

I-65 North to Martha Layne Collins/Bluegrass Parkway East.

Bluegrass Parkway East to U.S. 127 North to I-64 East.

I-64 East to Kentucky 922 (Newtown Pike) in Lexington, where it will turn around to use the I-64/I-75 split.

From the split, North on I-75 to I-275 and on into Ohio.