- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Travelers are being warned to expect delays on several northwestern New Mexico highways as trucks continue hauling extremely heavy loads of electrical transformers headed for Utah.

One transformer weighing more than 1.7 million pounds completed its route through New Mexico on Oct. 30, setting the stage for movement of a second one.

Thursday’s first day highway travel of the second transformer weighing more than 1.6 million pounds is to take it from Thoreau to Navajo Route 9 near Crownpoint.

The hauling outfit will travel Navajo Route 9 on Friday to U.S. 491 near Twin Lakes.

It will travel on U.S. 491 to U.S. 64 near Shiprock and on U.S. 64 to the Arizona-New Mexico line on Sunday.

The transformers are part of a project at a substation in Monticello, Utah.

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A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of Santa Fe in the dateline.

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