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Massive wind turbines to crowd Queensway for weeks

Large wind blades are expected to travel along Highway 417 until November.

Wind blades expected to travel along Highway 417 until November, Transportation Ministry says

Wind turbines, similar to the one shown here, will be travelling along Highway 417 for several weeks. (Town of Lakeshore)

Enormous wind blades will be taking up space on the Queensway for weeks as they make their way to Quebec, according to the Ministry of Transportation.

The turbines, which come from a manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg, Ont., have been in transit since Aug. 22.

They're heading to a wind farm in Saint-Sylvestre, Que., and caused some commuters to grumble and snap photos as enormous blades were transported through Ottawa last Friday.  

It's expected the blades will be moved by November, but it depends on weather and other factors, the ministry said.