» » THANK YOU ! « «
To everyone who gave on Giving Tuesday!
Wind Watch still needs help, though. If you did not already, please contribute now. Every dollar (and euro, yuan, pound, krone, zloty, ruble, rupee, shekel, etc.) helps to keep us on line and independent.
Traders in the town said the closure had been "devastating" with no passing trade.
Credit: BBC News,
1 June 2012 ~~
A main route through Northumberland has reopened five days after it was blocked when a wind turbine stem fell off a lorry.
The 147ft (45m) shaft was left in the A696 near Otterburn on Monday and diversions set up.
Cranes were brought in to remove it on Thursday and the road was reopened at about 17:00 BST following road repairs.
Traders in the town said the closure had been “devastating” with no passing trade.
Northumberland County Council said it had made reopening the road its top priority.
The recovery operation involved building two large stone platforms to support the cranes to lift the stem.
Parish councillor and pub landlord Clive Emmerson said the effect of the closure had been devastating and he was relieved the road was reopening.
1 June 2012
This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.
The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.