VIDEO: Drone footage captures 260-tonne load en-route to Ninfield
Police have released aerial footage showing an electricity transformer's journey to Ninfield, which saw temporary road closures on the A27 at the weekend.
The video, provided to Sussex Police by drone specialists Remote Air Vision shows part of the journey undertaken by an Allelys truck between Shoreham Port and Ninfield Substation on Sunday (June 11).
The video, which has been sped up by 1,000 per cent, shows the vehicle transporting an electricity transformer which measures approximately 60m in length, 5.5m in width and 260 tonnes in weight.
Due to its substantial size and weight, permission was required from Sussex Police to safely escort the item to its destination. It also restricted the vehicle’s maximum speed to 12mph. As a result a number of temporary and rolling road closures were put in place to ensure safety.
A police spokesman said: "Officers work hard in situations like this to keep disruption to a minimum while keeping everyone safe. The roads were reopened as soon as it was safe to do so, and police would like to thank all road users for their patience and understanding.
"The operation was carried out by Sussex Police’s Roads Policing Unit in conjunction with Highways England and Brighton and Hove City Council."
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