Giant electrical transformer holds up A3 traffic past New Malden

Wide load: the transformer (Images: TfL)

Wide load: the transformer (Images: TfL)

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Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter - Surbiton + Chessington - 020 8722 6313

Drivers on the A3 were held up yesterday by a giant electrical transformer being driven to Peckham.

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The transformer’s journey sparked a steady current of tweets as police set up temporary road closures along the Malden Way stretch of road past New Malden.

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The abnormal load vehicle, nearly 5m wide and reaching a maximum speed of 12mph, was destined for New Cross substation in Peckham.

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