Windmill falls off a truck blocking the Dutch A1 motorway

Wind turbine tower section falls off a truck blocking the Dutch A1 motorway

Windmill component blocks the junctionRijkswaterstaat

A section of the A1 motorway connecting the city of Amsterdam with the German border has been blocked earlier this morning as a wind turbine component fell of its transport unit on the Beekbergen junction. 

For yet unknown reasons, at around 2:30 in the morning, the massive component got detached from its trailer and ended up on the Beekbergen interchange, closing the two connecting roads until noon at least. The convoy was on it’s way from Hangelo in the direction of Apeldoorn, on the connecting loop to the A50 in the direction of Arnhem, according to the information released by Rijkswaterstaat, part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

Windmill falls off a truck blocking the Dutch A1 motorway

Rijkswaterstaat also noted that luckily no injuries were reported and no other vehicles were involved in the incident. The transport company performing the delivery remained undisclosed in the report.

The authorities have diverted traffic on the sections of A1 to the regional roads until the salvage work is complete.

“Given the low traffic volume, we do not expect too much disruption,” Rijkswaterstaat noted in one of its notices on social media.

Although initially it was expected that the salvage work will take until noon, the authority has informed that the structure has caused significant damage to the road, requiring replacement of 25 square metres of asphalt and repair the crash barrier. The structure, has been lifted which required cranes to be brought on site.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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