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During a storm: 15-ton rotor blade detaches from wind turbine - A8 and railway line closed for a long time

2024-02-26T04:33:34.548Z

Highlights: During a storm: 15-ton rotor blade detaches from wind turbine - A8 and railway line closed for a long time. The wing, which weighs around 15 tons, shattered into larger pieces when it hit the field. Due to safety concerns, there were restrictions on a nearby railway line and a motorway for several hours. These also affected Bavaria, where there were traffic jams and train delays. You can find more news in our brand new Merkur.de app, now in an improved design.



As of: February 26, 2024, 5:19 a.m

By: Felix Herz

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A wind turbine in Baden-Württemberg loses a 15-ton rotor blade.

The incident leads to significant traffic delays.

Ulm – In Baden-Württemberg, a rotor blade came loose from a wind turbine and fell to the ground.

The wing, which weighs around 15 tons, shattered into larger pieces when it hit the field, as the police in Ulm announced on Friday, February 23rd.

15-ton rotor blade crashes into the field - traffic restrictions

Due to safety concerns, there were restrictions on a nearby railway line and a motorway for several hours - these also affected Bavaria, where there were traffic jams and train delays.

Strong winds tore a rotor blade off a wind turbine.

As a result, rail and highway traffic was severely restricted.

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Marius Bulling

On Thursday, February 22nd, a walker observed how the 40 meter long blade broke off from the wind turbine in the Bermaringen-Temmenhausen wind farm, located between Stuttgart and Ulm.

Due to strong gusts of wind, there was a risk that parts of the broken wing could be blown onto the neighboring railway tracks or the A8.

For this reason, speed limits were introduced there.

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Traffic restricted – danger from fallen rotor blade

The trains had to temporarily run with visual contact.

Traffic on the highway was reduced to 40 km/h.

The Technical Relief Agency took care of clearing the rubble.

The amount of damage caused was initially unclear.

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Source: merkur

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