Didcot power station transformer move postponed

Abnormal load The first transformer caused 13-mile tailbacks when it was moved this month

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The movement of a large transformer from a power station in Oxfordshire to Bristol has been postponed.

The 637-tonne load, measuring 294ft (89m) long, was due to be transported by police escort later from Didcot power station to Avonmouth Docks.

Operator Npower say a problem with the transporter lorry means the load will now be moved next weekend.

It is the last of three transformers to be moved from the decommissioned coal-fired power station.

The first was moved at the beginning of the month and caused slight delays.

The second, which was transported on Saturday, caused tailbacks about 13 miles (20km) long on the westbound carriageway of the M4.

Didcot power station was disconnected from the National Grid in March after 43 years of service.

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