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Truck carrying turbine blade rolls

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Cranes will be needed to haul up a massive wind turbine attached to a truck that rolled on the Highland Lakes Road early this morning at Apsley.

The turbine was to be part of the Cattle Hill Wind Farm and combined with the truck, there's 60 thousand kilos needing to be shifted.

The vehicle came to grief around three kilometres west of the junction with Lower Marshes Road.

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Inspector Philippa Burk says the 80-metre-long wind turbine blade was being driven to the Cattle Hill Wind Farm.

“The truck has failed to negotiate that sweeping left-hand bend and tipped over carrying the blade,” she said.

She expects the road might remain out of action well into tonight and is pleasantly surprised the driver escaped unharmed.

“The driver of the truck has no injuries and no other vehicles were involved. He managed to get free from the truck,” she said.

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