RIDGWAY – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts as the Yankee Dryer super load, which arrived in Elk County this afternoon, will be making its way through the north-central region of Pennsylvania over the next few days.
The super load left the Port of Erie Thursday, Dec. 5, and has traversed portions of Erie, Crawford, Venango, Clarion, Forest and Elk counties. It stopped approximately three-and-a-half miles north of Ridgway Borough along Route 948 in Elk County and will remain there overnight.
Plans call for the load to continue along Route 948 into Ridgway Borough tomorrow. Traffic in the Ridgway area, particularly around Main Street, is encouraged to use alternate routes.
After passing through Ridgway, the load will continue onto Route 219 south and into Clearfield County via Route 153 south. It is expected to arrive in Lock Haven early next week.
A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven can be found at www.penndot.gov/district2.
Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist with traffic control during counterflow movements.
Drivers will need to remain alert for the slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site.
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