Protesters Briefly Block Delivery Of Wind Project Components In Lowell

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A spokeswoman for a Vermont utility says traffic is flowing again on Route 100 after dozens of anti-wind protesters agreed to move out of the road where components were being delivered to the Lowell Mountain wind project.

Green Mountain Power spokeswoman Dorothy Schnure says that as of mid-day Monday more than 50 protesters prevented a truck carrying a piece of a wind tower from turning into the construction site, blocking the road

Anti-wind power activist Annette Smith says two people were arrested. She says the protesters hadn’t intended to close the highway and they agreed to move.

The Lowell Mountain wind project is under construction, but it has generated fierce protests from opponents who claim the project will mar the beauty of the area and have other unintended effects.

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