Late-night road closures in Everett are for wind farm blades

EVERETT — Kiera Giordan, of Everett, posted an intriguing video to The Herald’s Facebook page. The video, from Sunday night, showed part of the intersection of 41st Street and Colby Avenue closed for a massive moving effort.

A truck with a series of long trailers hauls a long, tapering object slowly through the intersection throughout the 30-second video.

Brief street closure for moving of…something in Everett Sunday night from Everett Herald on Vimeo.

“Wooooooow,” Giordan says in the video.

“What is that?” she wondered.

And we wondered, too.

What she saw is a blade that will be installed at a Canadian wind farm — and there are more coming.

Trucks come down from Canada to the Port of Everett to receive the shipments from Asia, then head back north with the oversized cargo, explained city traffic engineer Tim Miller.

“Our crews assist in making sure no damage occurs to the city infrastructure and Everett Police provides traffic control. My group issues the individual truck permits. A total of 99 oversize loads will be shipped out (we have to issue permits for most of the unladen trailers entering the Port as well),” he wrote.

“It will continue for about another month or so. They ship five nights per week.

“The shipping company says this is their smallest wind farm project to date, so we may have to be prepared to handle bigger numbers in the future.”

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