A traffic heads-up from the State Police.
Troopers will be helping with an oversized load movement from the G-E campus in Schenectady to Sharon Springs. Specifically, the really big load is a 900-thousand pound generator, and the vehicle carrying it is about 350 feet long and 20 feet wide.
This will cause some big delays today along 890, state route 337, and route 20, among others. It's expected that, at times, the transport and escort vehicles will move only 10 miles in an 8-hour period.
Here is the release from the State Police detailing the route of today's transport:
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
On January 27, 2017, troopers will be assisting an oversized load movement from General Electric, Schenectady, NY to an end destination in Sharon Springs.
Troopers from Troop G will begin assisting the movement of a turbine generator weighing over 900,000 pounds from General Electric at approximately 10:00 am. The vehicle transporting the oversize load is approximately 350 feet long and 20 feet wide, and is expected to cause lengthy delays along the route of travel. It is expected that at times the vehicles transporting and escorting the turbine generator will move 10 miles in an 8 hour period.
Motorists are urged to avoid the route of travel for these vehicles if possible or to expect lengthy delays.
The route of travel intersections and checkpoints to avoid are;
Interstate 890 service road
State Route 337 junction with Long Pond Road
State Route 337 in Rotterdam
Junction of State Route 337 and State Route 7
State Route 7
Junction of State Route 7 and Dunnsville Road
Dunnsville Road, Schenectady
State Route 406
US Route 20
State Route 395 from junction State Route 7 to Junction US Route 20
State Route 395, Delanson
Junction State Route 395 and US Route 20
Junction US Route 20 and State Route 30, Esperence
Junction US Route 20 and State Route 10, Sharon Springs
US Route 20 into Cherry Valley
The oversized transport and escort vehicles will continue moving once out of the Troop G area.
Photos: New York State Police