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Two wind farms are being built by Liberty Utilities and these are some first base pieces of the nearly 300 wind turbines to be built

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NORTH FORK RIDGE WIND FARM ARRIVAL

TIMESTAMP: MON | MAR 30 | 4:51 PM
INCIDENT: MSHP ESCORT PORTIONS OF WIND FARM TURBINES
LOCATION: US-43 SOUTH to MO-126 WEST
SYNOPSIS: Liberty Utilities are building two wind farms. North Fork Ridge seems to have begun the process of bringing the large turbines and bases to the region. Today a series of “super loads” were escorted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. To move such large pieces on Missouri highways special permission is required from MoDOT. And the Missouri State Highway Patrol perform those inspections and escort certin large, super loads. The outline is as follows: Missouri State Highway Patrol escorts are required when load exceeds: A. Sixteen feet (16’) wide on any highway other than interstate or MO 370; B. Eighteen feet (18’) wide on interstate or MO 370; C. One hundred fifty feet (150’) overall length on any highway; D. Seventeen feet (17’) high on any highway; E. Any time deemed necessary due to complexity of route or load. The Missouri State Highway Patrol may conduct a Level I inspection prior to performing escort services. Motor Carrier Services may, at their discretion, waive Missouri State Highway Patrol escort requirement or allow the substitution of local or military law enforcement in the place of Missouri State Highway Patrol escorts. This also is the same process when it comes to moving large loads like a house or mobile home too. An insider told us these are the bases that are arriving today. The actual blades that will arrive most likely could arrive on train cars, taking up to 3 train car lengths.

Wind Farm Image from promotional material: Tenaska.

U-HAUL ROLLOVER CRASH CLOSES K-7

TIMESTAMP: TUES | MAR 24 10:10 PM
INCIDENT: UHAUL ROLLOVER CRASH
LOCATION: K-7 NORTH OF GIRARD NEAR 720TH AVE
SYNOPSIS: Uhaul truck towing a vehicle crashed on highway closing all lanes of traffic. Crash was cleared according to Crawford County Sheriff’s Dept about 12:35 AM. No reported injuries in the crash.

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