Huge GE turbine being hauled from upstate NY to Pennsylvania

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FILE - This Jan. 16, 2014 file photo shows the General Electric logo at a store in Cranberry Township, Pa. General Electric announced Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, it will move its headquarters from Fairfield, Conn., to the Seaport District of Boston. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) – A 175-ton steam turbine made in New York is slowly making its way across the central section of the state while headed to Pennsylvania.

The 350,000-pound turbine is aboard a truck that’s about 350 feet long and 20 feet wide.

The journey on secondary roads began last Friday at General Electric’s Schenectady plant.

The truck, traveling at around 5 mph, has made it 100 miles west to Cazenovia, where state police say the trip is being delayed by a tight turn. Troopers say it’s expected to reach the Cortland area Friday night or Saturday.

From there the journey will continue south, with the final destination – a power plant outside Scranton – expected to be reached sometime in mid-February.

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