THE scheduled transportation of a large windfarm blade to Pines Burn which was due to take place today Wednesday November 8 has been cancelled due to high winds.

This follows a similar cancellation on Monday November 6.

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The blades were scheduled to leave St Boswells around 9.30am on both days and travel from the A68 along the A699 to the A7. And from there south to Hawick and onwards to the site.

Tomorrow’s deliver Thursday November 9 is still set to go ahead but is weather dependent.

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Due to the size of the turbine components they are classified as abnormal loads and must be escorted by specially trained Police Scotland officers.

The blades are 64.8 metres long whilst the tower sections vary between 21 to 37.4m long. For this first Phase there are 21 blades and 21 tower sections to be delivered to site.

There will be passing places agreed with the police to let traffic through where possible however some delays are anticipated.

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There will be additional signs placed along the route warning motorists of slow moving load on the days of transport.

Pines Burn Windfarm would like to assure communities that all efforts are being made to keep this to an absolute minimum.

All times are approximate.