A5 traffic delays expected

For the next seven months, users of a busy road near Chirk could experience longer than usual delays in the mornings as they head into work.

It was announced this week that part of the A5 will be used to transport wind turbine blades to the Clocaenog wind farm in Denbighshire.

The turbine parts will be delivered between Monday and Friday, starting at around 9.30am. The heavy goods vehicle deliveries will depart Ellesmere Port and use the A5 from Chirk.

The delivery of 27 turbines to be stationed at the wind farm near Ruthin started on Monday, January 7 after the construction of the turbine foundation pours was completed by German energy company Innogy and Ruthin-based contractor Jones Bros in December.

North Wales Police’s Roads Unit said the public should “expect delays and allow extra time” for journeys.

Innogy has set up a free text delivery alert service, which you can sign up to by texting the word CLOCAENOG to 88882.