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Mega load to move through Effingham, Screven counties

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The Georgia Dept. of Transportation is warning drivers that a mega load that will take up two lanes will be moving through Effingham and Screven counties on Friday and Saturday.

The load is being transported from Plant McIntosh to Plant Vogtle. It will have a police escort. Drivers should expect delays. The move will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

In Effingham County, expect delays on Ebenezer Road and State Route 21. In Screven County, expect delays on State Route 21, US 301/State Route 73 and State Route 24. In Burke County, expect delays on State Route 24, Murray Hill Road, Millhaven Road, State Route 23 and Ebenezer Church Road. Traffic will be slow or even stopped at times on these routes due to the excessive size of the load.    

A 941,840-pound deaerator is being moved from Plant McIntosh in Rincon to Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro.  The load is 18' wide, 22' high, 235' long. It is scheduled to reach a stopping point outside of Sylvania at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday. At 8:30 a.m. the mega load will continue to Burke County and should arrive at Plant Vogtle at 2:30 p.m. 

The mega load will have police escorts and moving message boards warning of traffic interruptions. 

There will be signs warning drivers of traffic interruptions. Drivers should follow instructions from the police escort, according to the DOT.  

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