Massive wind turbines to crowd Queensway for weeks
Wind blades expected to travel along Highway 417 until November, Transportation Ministry says
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.
<a href="https://twitter.com/cbcotttraffic">@cbcotttraffic</a> Definitely windmill arms! 60m long and 26 000 pounds. Being delivered north of Quebec City. <a href="https://t.co/sENUqfbBLQ">pic.twitter.com/sENUqfbBLQ</a>—@davidhuntersays
It's expected the blades will be moved by November, but it depends on weather and other factors, the ministry said.
Now at Bayshore ! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/OttTraffic?src=hash">#OttTraffic</a> <a href="https://t.co/OuCGAiSsjo">https://t.co/OuCGAiSsjo</a> <a href="https://t.co/UuraE9f9jr">pic.twitter.com/UuraE9f9jr</a>—@davidgourlay