Section of wind turbine rolls in Jasper County

Joplin News First

No injuries to the driver, crash occurred just before 9:00 AM Friday.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — A section of wind turbine en route to the King’s Point Wind Farm slipped off the edge of State Hwy N and rolled just before 9:00 AM Friday.

When one of these is being transported it’s called a “Super Load” and they are inspected and escorted by Missouri State Highway Patrol. This section was being escorted eastbound after entering Missouri from the Kansas state line when it rolled we are told.

No one one injured.

MoDOT tells us the roadway is blocked for an unknown amount of time. S&S Wrecker are working the crash scene.

This is a cylinder section and weighs 165,000 lbs or 82.5 tons.

S&S Recovery and Towing with information from their FB page.

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