Warning to motorists as 'abnormal load' set to cause disruption on Cheshire roads this weekend

Motorists are being warned to prepare for disruption on the roads as an abnormal load is transported across Cheshire this weekend. Cheshire police say the trucks carrying large cargo will be escorted by road officers as it is transported across the county over a three-day period. Due to the size of the cargo, motorists and residents are advised to expect disruption while the convoy passes along its planned route.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area while the load passes, or allow plenty of extra time for their journey.

Picture reveals the size of the abnormal load, a medical grade oxygen tank, which will be transported across Cheshire this weekend

The convoy will depart from Ellesmere Port Docks Saturday at 5am, heading toward Tarvin Sands before parking up for the night. At 8am on Sunday morning it will leave Tarvin Sands, travelling to Browns Bank – the large lay-by on A54 Holmes Chapel Road between Sommerford Park and Station Road. It will travel here via Winsford and Middlewich.

The convoy will then depart from the Browns Bank lay-by on Monday at 9.30am, travelling to the Staffordshire border. Cheshire Police said: “If you’re out on the road this weekend, please be aware, we have an abnormal load travelling across the county. So we’re anticipating some disruption to residents and road users.”

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police has also confirmed that the load being conveyed this weekend is a medical grade oxygen tank.

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