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Mobile Cranes embargos in Metropolitan Police area

In a meeting which was convened between the CPA, representatives of mobile crane companies and the Metropolitan Police on Friday 18th November 2016, regarding the embargo placed on mobile cranes in the Metropolitan Police area. From that meeting, the following can be announced:

With immediate effect mobile cranes that, by weight and dimensions, do not need to be notified to the Metropolitan Police Abnormal Loads department, will no longer be limited by the embargos. This includes the rush hour embargo and the 3-mile limit from Charing Cross embargo.


Only mobile cranes over the following weight and dimensions need to be notified to the Police and the embargos will still apply to those machines: 

- Cranes over 80 tonnes gross vehicle weight.

- Cranes longer than 18.75 metres.

- Cranes wider than 3.00 metres.

Please note that you will still need to notify the Highway and Bridge authorities in the normal way.



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