What happened to all the traffic lights in King’s Lynn today?

Abnormal load in King�s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Abnormal load in King�s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian burt

Traffic lights at busy King's Lynn junctions were completely removed today, to make way for an abnormal load.

Abnormal load in King’s Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Abnormal load in Kings Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian burt

A large turbine made its way through the town after it was unloaded from a ship at the docks.

And there were fears if traffic lights at junctions on Edward Benefer Way were not removed, they would be damaged. Norfolk County Council said they were removed this morning to allow an abnormal load to pass.

The turbine was destined for the Palm Paper factory, in Saddlebow. In October last year the site suffered a devastating blaze, which halted production. Last month, a report revealed the fire had cost the company more than £11m. Firefighters at the time reported that the fire had destroyed large paper bales and machinery at the factory. Drivers at Hardwick Roundabout also had to navigate without the usual traffic controls.