Large Load Being Transported to Lignite Plant

A large load is being moved Wednesday to the power plant site in Kemper County. The load is 15 feet wide and 15 feet by 7 inches in height, and 132 feet in length, weighing 406,000 pounds on 21 axles.

The load will travel on Highway 388 west to Highway 45 south, then take Highway 16 west to Highway 493 south to the power plant site.

Mississippi Department of Transportation says the move will be completed in daylight hours, and law enforcement will escort it for safety reasons.

Drivers can expect delays along the route.