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Wind causes grain bin to collapse in Hancock County

Around 11 semi loads worth of corn came tumbling to the ground when the bin blew over late Wednesday morning in Hutchins, just west of Britt.

Posted: Dec. 13, 2017 12:53 PM
Updated: Dec. 13, 2017 9:05 PM

Hancock County, Iowa – The wind was wreaking havoc across the area Wednesday, and a grain elevator near Britt had a grain bin blow over due to the high winds.
According to KIMT reporter Emily Boster, around 11 semi loads worth of corn came tumbling to the ground when the bin blew over late Wednesday morning in Hutchins, just west of Britt. Power was lost at the North Central Coop.
“Just amazed at the way it went. How everything kept flying, the corn, you couldn't see nothing, everything was flying,” Tom Grant, Location Manager at North Central Cooperative said.
Those at the elevator said they think all the corn will be salvaged.
According to the National Weather Service, a wind advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. where northwest winds could be sustained from 35-40 miles per hour with wind gusts reaching near 60 miles per hour.

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