Major Recovery Operation For 100 Tonne Turbine Lorry – A713

At about 10.45PM  on Monday 6 February 2017 a one vehicle road traffic collision involving a wind Turbine lorry happened on the A713 Castle Douglas to Ayr road about 1.5 miles north of Parton, Dumfries and Galloway.

At that time a Daf lorry which was part of a two lorry convoy of  approximately 125 feet in length and over 100 tonne in weight each, with a wind turbine trailer on it left the roadway at Drumrash Bridge near Parton. As such the roadway was completely blocked in both directions  by the vehicle. The vehicle was part of a convoy being escorted to the Brockloch Windfarm site at Carsphairn.

Inspector Campbell Moffat from Police Scotland’s Road Policing said “the road is fully closed at present and will remain so until the heavy lifting equipment can be taken to the crash site to recover the vehicle and load. A full diversion has been implemented around the scene and drivers are asked to avoid the area where possible. No-one was injured in the crash.

The second vehicle also needs to be reversed out of the way to let the recovery vehicles reach the the lorry that is off the road, this will be a difficult operation, Fire and Rescue attended the situation last night to Stem any fuel spillage and disconnect the vehicle battery.



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