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Alert Issued For Slow-Moving Convoys Traveling To Dutchess

Convoys are expected to hit the Hudson Valley for several months.
Convoys are expected to hit the Hudson Valley for several months. Photo Credit: Greenwich Professional Firefighters Local 1042 via Twitter

Slow-moving, oversized convoys are heading to the Hudson Valley.

The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Monday that overnight transport of oversize loads from the Capital Region to the Hudson Valley is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 15. The transport of the oversized loads is scheduled to begin in the Port of Rensselaer in Rensselaer and will proceed along a designated route to Dover in Dutchess County.

Forty-five convoys are scheduled to travel in the area between May 15 and the end of the year, with another 45 return convoys planned.

The transports will be escorted by the New York State Police and will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Troopers will temporarily stop traffic where required along the route, which involves Riverside Avenue, Third Avenue, Route 151, Route 4, Route 20 in Rensselaer County, Route 20, Route 22, County Route 7A and Route 22 in Columbia County and Route 22 in Dutchess County.

Officials said that motorists should expect slow and stopped traffic upon encountering the transport as it proceeds along the route.

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