Warning for drivers as police escort three 51 metre blades south on the M1

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Northamptonshire Police officers are escorting an abnormally large load on the M1 today (Tuesday).

Motorists on the M1 through Warwickshire and Northamptonshire are being advised to use caution today as police escort three huge structures along the motorway.

The three 51 metre long blades are currently making their way from junction 20 of the M1 to the Santa Pod Raceway near Wellingborough.

@Northants_RPU PC Dave Lee tweeted this morning: “3 x 51 metre blades ready for transport on the M1 down to Santapod. We are escorting 2 and coming back for the 3rd #Abload”

Officers planned to set off at 9.30am to avoid causing any rush hour delays.

Just before 9.45am @Northants_RPU tweeted: “It’s a go go go from the M1, Jct 20 Southbound towards Northants. #Abload”

Picture via @Northants_RPU

Picture via @Northants_RPU

Officers thanked drivers for their patience as they headed off the M1 at junction 15 at about 10.20am.

The load will be taking up two lanes for safety on the M1 and A45.