Crews transport 300-ton transformer along SR 37

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – A 300-ton electrical transformer took a long and slow journey on State Road 37 on Wednesday–causing delays along the way.

The transformer started its move from Martinsville to Bloomington Wednesday morning. Around 9:30 a.m., crews moved it along Morgan Street toward SR 37.

The equipment had a police escort the entire way, including the difficult turn onto southbound SR 37. Chopper 8 got a bird’s eye view of the big move.

Since the team only traveled a maximum of 10 mph, it was expected to take several hours to reach its destination. Crews hoped to have it there by 6 p.m. Wednesday, but said it could take longer.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the transformer was just north of Bloomington–very close to its destination. Drivers heading southbound on SR 37 could expect some delays.

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