Final giant oxygen tank on move through Staffordshire

A final giant oxygen tank is making its way along some of our roads through Staffordshire this week.

The oxygen tank, which dwarfs a passing car, pulled up in a lay by on the A34 between Stafford and Stone
The oxygen tank, which dwarfs a passing car, pulled up in a lay by on the A34 between Stafford and Stone

The tanks – which are empty, around 40 metres long and six-and-a-half metres in diameter, started their separate journeys at the start of July.

The fourth and final tank will be passing through Stafford, Rugeley and Great Wyrley, before it will head off into Warwickshire.

The final tank is approximately three quarters the size of the previous larger tanks. Officers from Staffordshire Police have been monitoring the journey and have warned drivers of disruption as it makes its journey.

Tree cutters and BT engineers are also working to ensure the load fits under trees and cables throughout the journey.

Updates on the tank’s progress are posted on Twitter by Staffordshire Police, to keep motorists up-to-date with its progress in bid to reduce any disruption.

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