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Mayo town centre shut down by huge wind turbine blades  

Credit:  The Connaught Telegraph | Thursday, 28th November, 2019 | www.con-telegraph.ie ~~

Castlebar town centre was shut down to traffic earlier today to accommodate the transportation of gigantic wind turbines blades to a local wind farm.

In a major operation coordinated by the Garda Traffic Division, the operation set out from Galway Port at 2 a.m. this morning.

Involving a number of specially-designed transportation trucks, the convoy passed through a number of Mayo towns, including Ballindine, Claremorris and Balla before arriving at Breaffy Road in Castlebar shortly after 4 a.m.

Accompanied by a garda escort, it proceeded via Moneen, St. Martin’s Terrace, Springfield and Charles Street before negotiating Lucan Street where a number of trees had been removed to facilitate the challenge of turning at a sharp bend.

The blades then headed up Linenhall Street, Tucker Street and Gallows Hill en route to Derrynadiva, near Glenisland, via Rathbawn Road.

Despite the early hour, a number of local people turned out to witness the spectacular sight, including intrepid photographer Alison Laredo.

Earlier in the night local gardaì had erected signs and bollards in the town centre to prevent overnight street parking along the route and ensure a smooth passage for the convoy.

Similar night-time operations are expected to take place over the coming weeks to facilitate further deliveries to the Castlebar wind farm.

Source:  The Connaught Telegraph | Thursday, 28th November, 2019 | www.con-telegraph.ie

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