CLEARFIELD – The Yankee Dryer super load is passing through Clearfield Friday morning, as it continues its journey from the Port of Erie to First Quality Tissue in the city of Lock Haven.
The 18-axle transport vehicle and super load weighs 628,000 pounds, and is 217-feet long, 20-feet high and 20-feet wide.
The super load left the Port of Erie on Dec. 5, and has traversed portions of Erie, Crawford, Venango, Clarion, Forest, Elk and Clearfield counties.
PennDOT is advising drivers to remain alert for this slow-moving operation, which will travel at speeds lower than 15 miles-per-hour.
A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven can be found at www.penndot.gov/district2. The dryer is expected to arrive in Lock Haven early next week.
Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist with traffic control during counterflow movements.
Motorists can check conditions and travel delays on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day.
511PA 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.
Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2.
You can follow the super load’s progress on Twitter at www.twitter.com\511PAStateCOLL.