Giant 150-ton FirstEnergy transformer moved slowly in Medina County

Giant 150-ton FirstEnergy transformer moved slowly in Medina County

BRUNSWICK, Ohio (WOIO) - A giant transformer being moved slowed traffic on Thursday.

FirstEnergy moved a transformer from Brunswick to Brook Park starting at 9 a.m.

Traffic Alert: Transformer being moved expected to slow Medina County traffic

The transformer is 115 feet long, 16 feet wide, and too tall to fit under bridges on I-71. It weighs 150 tons.

This is a continuation of what the company did on Wednesday when they moved the transformer from Wadsworth to Brunswick.

The load can only move during the day and can only move at 3 miles per hour, and whenever they come across overhead wires, the truck has to stop.

The project is being handled by Edwards Moving and Rigging, Inc.

“We try to make these moves as efficient and as safe as possible,” Danny Cain, the company’s safety risk manager, said.

They have to move the wires and have troopers get out to direct traffic.

The vehicle carrying the transformer is expected to go north on Pearl Rd. into Strongsville, turn right onto Royalton Rd., move to West 130 St. and then onto I-480.

It is uncertain when the transformer will reach its final destination.

On Wednesday, travel went slower than expected.

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