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Truck Hauling Wind Turbine Equipment Crashes

Associated Press - September 5, 2013 11:11 am

A massive wind turbine base remained in the median of a northeast Kansas highway overnight after a semitrailer hauling it broke an axle and rolled.

The semi crashed just after 10 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 36 in Washington County. Sheriff Justin Cordry says the truck and trailers were totaled, and the turbine base was badly damaged.

Cordry says the semi, which was headed to southwest Kansas, was being escorted because of its over-sized load and there were no signs of driver error.

The turbine base was left in the median overnight and was to be retrieved Thursday. The eastbound passing lane of U.S. 36 was being closed so two cranes could be brought in to load the 117,000-pound base onto a replacement trailer.

Associated Press information from: The Salina Journal


September 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Wow bet that left a mark

Fuchs Mi

September 6, 2013 at 1:42 am

Put some lights on it an call it art. Salina would even pay for it if it happened here.


September 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm

LOL FUCHS!!!! Now THAT was funny!!

Red Neck

September 7, 2013 at 1:33 am

I agree our mayor probably made a trip up there to see if she could get it for North Ninth St. art project.

Iggy p Daily

September 8, 2013 at 10:39 am

That would look good on North 9th off the interstate.

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