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300+ ton machine to move across Ga.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Over the weekend, a 610,600-lb. machine press will be moved from the Port of Savannah to the Sewon America Inc., plant in LaGrange, Ga.

Sewon is an auto parts supplier for the KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia plant in West Point. 

The machine will be moved overnight with law enforcement escort. The transport is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal.

The machine will go down Interstate Highway 16 west to Interstate Highway 75 north at Macon; stop at about 2:40 a.m. Sunday at the Weigh Station in Forsyth. 

The 31-axle, 254-ft-long vehicle transporting the press will remain at the weigh station until about 9 p.m. Sunday, when it will depart for Interstate Highway 285 westbound and Interstate Highway 85 southbound near Atlanta, according to the Georgia Dept. of Transportation.

It is scheduled to arrive at the Sewon facility at about 2 a.m. Monday.

The transport vehicle is 18-ft wide and will move no faster than 45 mph, often considerably slower.  Motorists should exercise extreme caution in its vicinity and follow instructions from the law enforcement escort. 

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