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· MO: Grain bin collapses
… Police Chief said Bunge Corporation out of St. Louis runs the facility…
· WV: Tractor-trailer spills cattle feed across Interstate 77
… crews used a small bulldozer to clean up the spilled cattle feed…
Grain bin collapses
March 11, 2019
LA GRANGE, Mo (WGEM) — A grain bin collapsed Monday morning, according to LaGrange fire officials.
LaGrange Fire Chief Henry Gunsauls says it was a catastrophic failure of an 850,000 bushel grain bin.
Gunsauls says crews were working on one side of the bin when it split, but there’s no word on what caused the split.
He says clean up could take weeks and the spill backs up from LaGrange city hall to the railroad.
LaGrange Police Chief said Bunge Corporation out of St. Louis runs the facility. He says there is a lot of traffic daily with semis and barges that come through the area to load and unload.
According to Josh Slater with the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, traffic near 300 S. Main Street was blocked...
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Tractor-trailer spills cattle feed across Interstate 77
By Greg Jordan, Bluefield Daily Telegraph (WV)
Mar 13, 2019
CAMP CREEK — Interstate 77’s southbound traffic was slowed Tuesday after a trailer filled with cattle feed flipped over and spilled its contents over the highway.
Mercer County 911 was notified about 2:25 p.m. after a southbound tractor-trailer lost its cargo near the 16 mile marker just north of Exit 14. The truck itself remained upright, but the trailer overturned.
Interstate 77 near the Camp Creek exit has been the scene of several fatal tractor-trailer crashes, but no injuries were reported after Tuesday’s incident.
“This is a good one,” Cpl. M.S. Horton with the West Virginia State Police Turnpike Detachment said while crews used a small bulldozer to clean up the spilled cattle feed. “Nobody got killed and it wasn’t on Camp Creek Mountain. That’s a plus.”
The feed, which resembled moist sawdust and had an odor similar to hops, was once corn. Deer and bears could eat it.
“They take the corn and get the ethanol out of it,” Horton said. “Now it’s cattle feed.”
Horton said the tractor-trailer was traveling on I-77’s southbound lane when the trailer...