150-ton high voltage transformer traveling to Brook Park could impact your morning commute

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MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — It’s certainly not something you see on the road every day.

FirstEnergy said a high-voltage transformer is being escorted in Medina County to its final destination at a substation in Brook Park.

The transformer weighs 150 tons and is on a trailer that is 16 feet wide and over 100 feet long.

Crews are escorting it so they can lift wires and traffic signals along the way to make room for it.

It started out in Wadsworth Wednesday around noon and FOX 8 crews got video as it went along State Route 57 at just before 3 p.m.

FirstEnergy said it’s moving at about 3 mph and may take two days to get to its destination.

As of  8 p.m., the transformer has stopped overnight and is parked at Hollos Papercraft, according to Brunswick Hills firefighters.  It will be leaving the area at 9 a.m. Thursday.  Anyone traveling on Pearl Road during the morning hours should expect significant delays.

Officials say to plan accordingly and please have patience as this delivery makes its way north.

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