Truck carrying wind turbine tips on I-91

Truck carrying wind turbine tips on I-91

Posted: Jul 19, 2012 6:40 PM EDTUpdated: Jul 19, 2012 7:19 PM EDT

By WCAX News
ORLEANS, Vt. – A tractor-trailer carrying a wind turbine tipped over Thursday, snarling traffic on interstate 91. The northbound lane near exit 26 in Orleans was down to one lane as crews assessed the damage.

Police say the truck tipped when the tires on the left side of the trailer went into the soft shoulder in a construction zone. There were no injuries and speed is not considered a factor in the accident.

However, police say they will have to close the southbound lane of the interstate north of exit 26 sometime Thursday evening to remove the equipment.

The turbine parts started arriving in the Northeast Kingdom this week for the Lowell wind project. Green Mountain Power confirms this piece of wind turbine is part of that project.