It's big. It's slow. It's coming to Harford
Sun photo/Gene Sweeney
A transformer on its way to Peach Bottom nuclear power plant last July.
By now, folks in Harford County should be getting used to the sight of massively oversize loads of power generating equipment making an oh-so-slow passage along their roads on the way to Pennsylvania.
But in case, folks up that way missed previous deliveries of transformers to the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant, they'll get another chance to witness three of the behemoths in motion next week.
Exelon Nuclear will be moving the 481,000-pound units from Havre de Grace to Peach Bottom June 7-11 with the assistance of Maryland transportation officials who are getting used to this drill. With their transporters, the total shipping wight of each unit is 671,000 pounds.
The journey along Routes 22, 136 and 543 in Maryland is expected to take four days because the huge units will creep along at speeds of 3-5 mph. The trransformers were manufactured in South Korea by Hyundai before being shipped to Philadelphia and then barged to Havre de Grace.
Exelon previously transported one of the transformers to the Delta, Pa., plant last summer. It arrived safely.