A portion of Route 77 in Crawford County is closed to through traffic due to mechanical issues with a super load traveling through the area.
The load, which contains a Yankee Dryer traveling from Erie to Lock Haven, has stopped on Route 77 between Riceville Road in Bloomfield Township and Centerville Road in Athens Township. The truck will remain at that location until repairs can be made. The load is expected to start traveling again Sunday, December 8. The roadway will reopen at that time.
A detour will be posted using Route 8 and Route 408.
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.
A complete list of the planned route from Erie to Lock Haven can be found online at www.penndot.gov/district1.
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 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 website.
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