Some people along Lexington's Man O' War Boulevard were slowed down a bit Monday afternoon from something you don't see everyday on the road.
A tractor-trailer, longer than two basketball courts that can't go more than ten miles per hour, slowly made its way around Man O' War Monday afternoon on its way to the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County.
The load is an empty tank that is 50 feet tall, and weighs nearly 100 tons. It is made of solid carbon steel that's two inches thick. The vessel will eventually be filled with inert nitrogen gas, which will play a role in the destruction of the aging chemical weapons being stored at the depot.
This painstaking journey began in Idaho in mid-January. The rig has traveled through Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and now its final destination in central Kentucky.
The traffic slowdown in Fayette county is now over.