MOUNT VERNON — A large turbine which made its way out of Mount Vernon from Rolls-Royce on Monday is sitting along a roadside interstate rest stop in Guernsey County after a malfunction was discovered on one of its trailer sections on its way to Belpre.
Katie Rutherford, communications specialist at Rolls-Royce, received word from the Ohio Department of Transportation that the delivery of the turbine was being delayed due to a trailer malfunction, and that cities the trailer was traveling through were also being notified of the delay. Details of the malfunction were not disclosed.
ODOT District 5 Director Joe Rutherford said this morning that on Monday the trailer had pulled into a rest stop to let the buildup of traffic pass by. During the rest, a malfunction was then discovered on the trailer and was declared unsafe. Edwards Moving and Rigging of Cincinnati is scheduled to deliver a new trailer section to the site Thursday to get the trailer on its way once again, according to Rutherford.