(KMOV.com) -- Residents in Whitehall, Illinois were quite surprised by a large item moving through their town on Thursday.
Whitehall resident Sally Balcom alerted News 4 to the large item Thursday afternoon. The Whitehall police chief said the item looked like a big tank and was about 100 yards long.
The tank was being hauled on a 19-axle trailer pulled by a semi-truck. The chief said he did not know where the tank came from or where it was going.
Balcom reported traffic was backed up for miles behind the vehicle hauling the tank.
See video of the creeping tank here
Video courtesy: Sally Balcom