Steel Tank Blocks Part of NE Philly Road

As Chopper10 flew over the scene, you could see drivers going around the large tank

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    A accident involving a truck driver leads to a bizarre sight on a Northeast Philadelphia roadway. A steel tank dropped onto the road, after police say a truck driver hit an overpass on his way to the scrap yard. NBC10's Claudia Rivero reports from the scene. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013)

    A large steel tank blocked part of a roadway in Northeast Philadelphia early this morning.

    It was definitely an unusual sight for drivers to see on the 4900 block of Princeton Avenue, just below an AMTRAK overpass in the Tacony section of the city.

    Police say that a truck carrying the stainless steel tank hit the overpass, and the tank fell onto the road.

    The driver was on his way to the scrap yard, according to authorities.

    As Chopper10 flew over the scene, you could see drivers slowly driving around the large tank.

    The tank was towed away from the scene and the roadway was cleared.

    The driver will be cited with a height of vehicle violation.

    Police say the overpass measured 13.5 feet and the height of the tank being carried on the truck was 14.7 feet.


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