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Crews slowly transport turbine in Lincoln County along major roads

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — Drivers beware! Crews in Lincoln County are moving a turbine to a new location very slowly Tuesday.

The crews started their journey at 8 a.m. from Duke Energy’s Lincoln Combustion Turbine Station, but it’s a slow process. Typically this would be about a 20-minute drive, but crews can only go about 3 mph, can’t go over any bridges, and have to move low-hanging power lines along the way.

“Lincoln County understands the challenges and inconveniences that commuters, residents, businesses, bicyclists and pedestrians will experience during this time period and ask for patience and cooperation as the transport is done,” officials said in a news release.

Crews are moving the turbine to Timken on Highway 27 East and will be traveling west on Old Plank Road. Their route will also take them along Highway 73, Amity Church Road, King Wilkinson Road, Highway 150, Ivey Church Road, and Buffalo Shoals Road on Highway 27 East.

Drivers were asked to avoid the area during the transport period. Click here for traffic maps.

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