Warning to motorists as police set to escort large oxygen tank through County

Sunday, 14th June 2020

The load will be passing through Fazeley on Friday

POLICE are warning motorists of likely delays and diversions this week as officers help escort a large, medical-grade oxygen tank through the county.

The tank – which is empty, 40 metres long and 6.5 metres in diameter – will be picked up on Monday 15 June and will make its way from the Cheshire border through areas including Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stone, Stafford, Rugeley, Cannock, Brownhills, Shenstone and Fazeley – finishing up in Warwickshire on Friday 19 June.

This is the first of four similar pick-ups over the next six weeks where the police will help with the transport, and police will be working with tree cutters and BT telephone engineers to ensure the load fits under trees and cables throughout the journey.

The full route:
  • At the roundabout, turn right onto A34 in Congleton
  • Turn left onto A34 at Talke
  • Continue on A34 through 4 the roundabouts
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto A52 in Newcastle under Lyme
  • At the roundabout, turn right onto A527
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto A34.
  • Day 1 stops at Strongford 
  • Continue on A34 through 9 the roundabouts
  • End of Day 2 at Red Hill
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto A513 Beaconside
  • At the roundabout, turn right onto A518 Weston Rd
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto A34 Queensway in Stafford
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto A34 Lichfield Rd
  • At the roundabout, continue on A34 Queensville
  • At the mini-roundabout, turn left onto A513 Weeping Cross
  • At the double roundabout, turn right onto A51 in Wolseley Bridge
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto A51
  • At the roundabout, turn right onto B5013 Station Rd in Rugeley
  • At the double mini-roundabout in Rugeley, continue on B5013
  • At the roundabout, continue straight onto A460 Hednesford Rd
  • Continue on A460 through 10 the roundabouts to Cannock
  • End of Day 3 Great Wyrley
  • At the roundabout, continue straight onto A5 Watling Street
  • Continue on A5 through 1 the roundabout
  • At the roundabout, turn right onto A452 Chester Rd at Brownhills
  • Continue through 1 the roundabout
  • At the roundabout, turn left A454 Aldridge Rod
  • At the roundabout, turn left at Four Oaks Station onto A5127 Lichfield Road all the way back up to the A5
  • At the roundabout, turn right onto A5
  • At the roundabout, exit onto Roman Rd/Watling Street through Hints
  • Day 4 Stops halfway along Watling St 
  • At the roundabout, in Fazeley, turn right onto A4091

You can keep up to date with the movements of the escorted transport on Twitter via @Tactical_Police.

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