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Tue Jan 23, 2018, 12:40 PM

Silo collapse sends about 10,000 tons of corn onto road


An AT&T worker walks through thousands of bushels of corn that cover Ohio Route 571 Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after a grain bin at Miami Valley Feed and Grain collapsed on Sunday evening in New Carlisle, Ohio. Emergency personnel were still assessing the scene Monday morning. (Bill Lackey/Dayton Daily News via AP)


NEW CARLISLE, Ohio A silo collapse has sent about 10,000 tons (9,070 metric tons) of corn onto an Ohio road, shutting it down for days.

WHIO-TV reports emergency crews first responded to calls of an explosion at the Miami Valley Feed & Grain Co. in New Carlisle late Sunday night. Fire officials say there was no explosion and the sounds came from the silo collapsing.

The collapse also damaged another building. The company says no employees were in the area at the time and no injuries were reported.

Officials say the collapse took out several power poles and lines, causing more than 300 customers to lose electrical service. Department of Transportation officials say Ohio State Route 571 is expected to be closed until at least Wednesday.

An investigation into the collapse is ongoing.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1122845/silo-collapse-sends-about-10000-tons-of-corn-onto-road.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 02:03 PM

1. My Google Maps Street View invesrigation points to old rusty metal

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 03:28 PM

2. It's fortunate

that nobody was killed. You can suffocate from grain, especially wheat.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 04:14 PM

3. you get a better idea of the scale from this other pic I found

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Response to dingosatemyusername (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 23, 2018, 04:47 PM

4. Thanks for the photo

and welcome to DU.

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