DRIVERS on the M5 motorway are being warned that congestion is likely this morning as an abnormal load makes its way through the county.
Gloucestershire Police said it will be transported between junction 14 (Dursley) and junction 11 (Cheltenham and Gloucester) northbound from 10am.
A spokesman for the force said: “This will be very slow moving and likely to cause congestion on the motorway.”
The 'abnormal load' is believed to be an electricity transformer, the size of a house, which is being delivered to the National Grid’s Walham Substation, near Gloucester.
The 170 tonnes, nine metres long, and five metres wide transformer started its voyage in South Korea where it was built.
It arrived by ship at Sharpness Dock on the River Severn before being lifted onto a low-loader for the final 34 mile leg by road.
It will reduce the voltage of electricity so it can be sent to properties in Cheltenham.