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Super Load Traveling Through Northwest Region, Traffic Impacts Expected


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to be alert for traffic impacts caused by the Yankee Dryer super load traveling through northwest region of Pennsylvania.

The super load left the Port of Erie on Thursday, December 5 and is traveling through the region on its way to Lock Haven in Clinton County. During the journey, the load will move through nine counties, including portions of Erie, Crawford, Venango and Forest counties. It is excepted to arrive in Lock Haven on December 13.

Plans call for the load to take off from the former K-Mart location at Route 20 (Buffalo Road) and Nagle Road in Harborcreek Township tomorrow. The remainder of the travel plans through Erie County include State Road (Route 430), Bayfront Connector (Route 290), Route 89, Route 8. A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven can be found online at

Flaggers will be positioned at specific locations and intersections along the super load route to assist control traffic 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 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 website.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

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Photo of the super load.