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Old 07-23-2012, 4:05 PM
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Default I75 large truck loads

I've seen several news outlets report on this today. I75 south will be blocked from 8pm tonight until 7am in the morning between two exits due to large truck loads taking both lanes traveling at 10-15 mph. Ok but what seems strange to me is none of the reports say what it is. Secret? If anyone has any info or can spot the load tonight and possibly scan any frequencies please report back.
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Old 07-23-2012, 5:18 PM
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Its probably one of those oversized loads that came through here. I cant remember what it was but it traveled very very slowly.
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Old 07-23-2012, 9:32 PM
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From what I've seen, it appears to be a large piece of metal. It's nothing secret, it's just a large, oversized, heavy load that the trucks hauling it cannot move very fast.
I know that TDOT is sending out twitter feeds about the move. However, they have not announced what the objects are.
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Old 07-24-2012, 7:15 AM
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So that's how they move those UFO's, surround them with a big metal case and close they highway.
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Where is this in relation to Oak Ridge?

What large construction projects are underway -- bridges, buildings, etc?
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Oak Ridge is west of I75. Im thinking it may have large generators they were moving at the time. Anyway they were huge. The trailer was probably 150 feet long.
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If they were generators, they could be going to a TVA project somewhere.
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Old 07-24-2012, 3:40 PM
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Default I-75 wide loads

The report here in Knoxville this AM was that the movements would be between exits 49 (Decatur Pike) and 36 (Bowaters-Calhoun Connector). I have been guessing it was something for Bowaters.
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Take a picture of it and post it. Ill bet its worth seeing and sharing.
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Press release I saw said it was going to Exit 33 so I'd imagine some large parts for the new Wacker solar panel plant?
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Press release I saw said it was going to Exit 33 so I'd imagine some large parts for the new Wacker solar panel plant?
What kind of plant is "the new Wacker solar panel plant"? One that makes solar panels for old CVPIs and other PD looking vehicles to keep the battery charged while all of those blinky lights are a flashing?
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According to an article on the Cleveland TN Daily Banner website, the large piece of equipment is on its way to the Wacker Polysilicon North America construction site there near Charleston (between Chattanooga and Cleveland). There is also a picture of it on the website.
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All these large loads are for the Wacker industrial site, just off I-75, Exit 33, Charleston, TN. This is a very high tech German company, building from ground up not only a manufacturing & assembly facility, but a semi-conductor fab as well, that makes the integral components. Think "fab" like Intel, AMD, TI.

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According to an article on the Cleveland TN Daily Banner website, the large piece of equipment is on its way to the Wacker Polysilicon North America construction site there near Charleston (between Chattanooga and Cleveland). There is also a picture of it on the website.
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