ROAD delays are expected later today, August 7, as shipments of heavy loads from the former Murco refinery take to the roads.

Parts of the former refinery will be moved from Puma Energy to Gelliswick, via Dale.

The loads are expected to move from 11.30am onwards.

Police have stated delays may be expected well in to the afternoon.

The Murco refinery, which employed around 600 people at one time, closed in November 2014.

It was purchased and turned into a storage facility in 2015, safeguarding some jobs, and is now operated by Puma Energy.

The refinery is now being decommissioned; and is in the process of being shipped to Pakistan to be rebuilt.

As part of the decommissioning, The Terra Marique ship, berthed at Pembroke Port will make six barge journeys from Gelliswick Bay to Pembroke Port, before the SAL Regine heavy lift vessel comes in later in the month, as part of the final export of the Murco refinery to Pakistan.