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Road closes briefly from stuck truck carrying wind turbine blade

May 13, 2019

OHIO – The intersection of state Route 26 and Maytown Road was closed for about 2 hours Monday after a truck carrying a wind turbine blade got stuck.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department closed the roads around noon, and they were re-opened around 2 p.m.

The 240-megawatt Big Sky Wind farm is being decommissioned and the turbines will be replaced with upgraded models.

It was built in 2010 and went online in 2011 totaling 114 turbines with 58 in southern Lee County and 56 in Bureau County near Ohio.

Developers are replacing up to 51 in Lee County and 46 in Bureau County with upgraded GE turbines at their existing locations that would stand about 457 feet from the ground to the top blade tip.