Locals cut off by Griffin windfarm crane accident
"Dozens of large timber lorries ply up and down the road on a daily basis removing thousands of tonnes of timber off the windfarm site," said local resident Joan Brookes.
"Two convoys of abnormal loads drive up and down the road five days a week.
September 5, 2011
by Richard Burdge
in The Courier
The fears of a Perthshire community were realised at the weekend after an accident involving a large crane blocked a road, forcing them to make an 80-mile round trip to their nearest town.
The normally short route into Dunkeld was cut off on Saturday following the accident on the A822 near Trochry. The crane came off the road, and was left perched above the River Braan.
The crane was heading for the site of the Griffin windfarm near Aberfeldy when it came to grief on a road which locals had warned was unsuitable for the traffic generated by the windfarm.
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