Sheriff expecting ‘heavy traffic delays’ in next few days
Commuters should expect lengthy traffic delays on a few state routes in the next few days as a large load passes through the area.
Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black announced the delays on his Facebook page Monday, Feb. 4.
According to Sheriff Black, the delays are expected to affect area citizens from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 through the evening hours of Friday, Feb. 8.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, a large load will leave Hannibal and head south on State Route 7 toward Fly. The truck will only be traveling approximately 5 to 10 miles per hour and will be escorted by four Ohio Highway Patrol units. Once the load reaches Fly, it will head north on State Route 800. Its final destination will be near MP 2 on State Route 800 at approximately 3 p.m.
The load will continue its journey at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, leaving MP 2 on State Route 800 and heading north. Its final destination is the junction of State Route 800 and State Route 26, where it should arrive at approximately 3 p.m.
On Thursday, Jan. 7, the load will head south on State Route 26 at approximately 8:30 a.m. Its final destination will be the junction of State Route 26 and Hartshorn Ridge Road, where it should arrive at approximately 3 p.m.
On Friday, Jan. 8, the final leg of the transport will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the load traveling south on State Route 26. It will continue onto State Route 537, where it will head west to Pleasants Ridge Road where it will continue to its final destination on Floyd hall Road, where it is expected to arrive at 3 p.m.
Black stresses that local commuters use caution and watch for stopped traffic.