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6,000-pound air tank falls off truck on Bartow Avenue in Baychester

Officials had difficulty removing the 23-foot pressure vessel.

Officials had difficulty removing the 23-foot pressure vessel. (August 8, 2014 2:07 PM)

A massive compressed air tank fell off a truck, causing some traffic problems in Baychester. 

The 23-foot pressure vessel rolled onto Bartow Avenue, near Wickham Avenue, at around 9 p.m. Thursday. 

The Office of Emergency Management said the problem with picking up the tank wasn't the compressed air inside, but that it weighed 6,000 pounds. 

The tank was finally...

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