SANTA FE – No, it wasn’t the traffic apocalypse many people had feared.
The transport of a giant rotor from Los Alamos National Laboratory went smoothly, causing only minor traffic delays as it passed through Santa Fe on Friday morning.
New Mexico State Police officers, who were escorting the 460,000-pound, 69 foot-long, six feet in diameter piece of equipment as it was being hauled to Clovis on its way to a repair site, reported no issues.
Including the two semi trucks that both pulled and pushed the trailer carrying the rotor, the transport system weighed 700,000 pounds and took up two traffic lanes. A long line of moving traffic did back up behind the big load, which appeared to be going about 25 mph.