A Canadian trucking company faces $84,295 in fines after state police said they stopped eight oversized loads hauling windmills on a winding, two-lane road in southern Somerset County.

Authorities said Friday that a state police commercial-vehicle enforcement team based in Greensburg was dispatched following complaints from residents about trucks transporting the turbines after hours and without permits.

The turbines were being hauled to a wind farm on Rockdale Road outside Meyersdale, a state police corporal in Somerset said.

The owner of that wind farm and other details about the project could not immediately be determined Friday. It’s not believed the turbines were produced by Gamesa Inc.’s wind turbine factory in Ebensburg.

The trucks are owned by Transport Bellemare International Inc. from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

As troopers were inspecting a truck carrying a base tower for a turbine on Mount Davis Road in Summit Township on Thursday afternoon, six other rigs arrived, all with improper permits, state police said.

Other enforcement officers from the Somerset and Greensburg stations were called to help and, while on the way, found another rig on Route 219.

All eight trucks had improper permits, which were confiscated, authorities said.

Fifty citations were issued for permit and out-of-service violations and for carrying loads that were too heavy, too wide or too tall. A detour was set up until the cargo could be escorted to its destination.

The fines do not include court costs.

A spokesman for Transport Bellemare International Inc. did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment Friday afternoon.

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