Huge Boeing 747s delay motorists' Valentine's plans in Swindon

Jumbo Jets pictured being transported to Hereford

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by CALYX/REX (4432821d) Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 on the motorway Transportation of a Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet, Swindon, Britain - 14 Feb 2015 The Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet is is moved down the A419 near Swindon's M4  Junction 15. on it's way Hereford from the Cotswold Airport at Kemble Gloucestershire.

Drivers in Swindon were delayed by two Jumbo Jets on the A419 on Valentine's Day.

The front section and cockpit of the Boeing 747s were pictured being transported to Hereford.

They were being moved down the A road near Swindon's M4 Junction 15 from the Cotswold Airport at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CALYX/REX (4432821g) Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 on the motorway Transportation of a Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet, Swindon, Britain - 14 Feb 2015 The Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet is is moved down the A419 near Swindon's M4  Junction 15. on it's way Hereford from the Cotswold Airport at Kemble Gloucestershire.

Motorists faced long queues as the huge loads slowly made their way towards the M4 and took up the entire southbound lane for more than an hour.

According to the Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Police were present to make sure the load was transported safely and managed the traffic.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by CALYX/REX (4432821f) Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 on the motorway Transportation of a Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet, Swindon, Britain - 14 Feb 2015 The Front section and cockpit of a Boeing 747 Jumbo jet is is moved down the A419 near Swindon's M4  Junction 15. on it's way Hereford from the Cotswold Airport at Kemble Gloucestershire.

A spokesman for Wiltshire police told the Bristol Post: "Due to the size of these transporters they will be slow moving and will have the potential to create congestion.

"Wherever possible disruption will be kept to a minimum but hauliers and motorists are asked to please be patient if they come across this load."

Each 60-tonne transporter measured 22ft wide and 137ft long.

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