Thursday, June 11, 2015

Why you might be late for work Friday

An oversize load from Greiner Industries will make its way through Elizabethtown Friday morning, potentially tying up traffic on East High and Market streets for two hours.

The 17-foot-by-70-foot steel tank will be delivered to the Glatfelter paper mill in Spring Grove, York County. But first, it will come into the borough on East High Street at approximately 8:50 a.m. and by 9:45, if all goes well, will reach the square.

To accomodate the load -- in particular to fit under the overhead wires -- there will temporarily be no parking on the south side of East High Street from Walnut to the square. Borough Police Chief Jack Mentzer said the wires are higher on that side East High Street where they attach to the utility pole.

Plans call for the truck to turn left onto Market Street and continue to Mount Joy, where it will turn right on Angle Street, making its way to Route 772, Route 441 and U.S. Route 30 to York County.

Officials estimate that it will take 2 hours to get through Elizabethtown because all overhead wires will have to pushed out of the way. Below is a tentative schedule for the course through town. Mentzer said the schedule is subject to change based on how things progress with the transport.
  • 8:50 to 9 -- Arrive in the Borough on East High Street.
  • 9 to 9:45 -- Travel westbound to the square.
  • 9:45 to 10 -- Arrive at the square and turn left onto Market Street.
  • 10 to 10:45 -- Travel southbound on Market Street out of the borough.
Drivers are advised to see alternate routes as the transport makes it way through town.

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