Motorist on the A96 were left in tailbacks stretching for more than a mile this morning after a turbine convoy lorry broke down in the centre of Nairn.
The vehicle, owned by Abnormal Load and Heavy Transport Specialists Collett, was travelling through Nairn around 10.30am when it broke down on approach to the town’s central roundabout.
The vehicle was part of the convoy – delivering turbine components for Dorenell Wind Farm – carrying one of the base components for one of the sites 59 turbines.
A spokeswoman from Collett said: “Unfortunately, a breakdown of one of our vehicles occurred today due to a mechanical issue. The issue was temporarily repaired before the vehicle was taken to an approved repair centre. Breakdowns do occasionally occur but our Team acted quickly to rectify the issue and remove the vehicle in order to minimise disruption to other road users.”
Police officers from Nairn were on the scene diverting traffic as company employees worked to rectify the problem.
The vehicle remained at the scene for just over an hour before continuing its journey east around 11.25am.