Tear discovered in Wapello grain bin


WAPELLO, Iowa (KWQC) – It couldn’t happen at a busier time. One of the grain bins at a Wappello grain elevator has a tear in its side. The general managers of Wapello Grain says the medium-sized grain bin developed a tear in 3 of its 22 rings. So far, it hasn’t gotten any worse, but the company is unloading the bin, as a precaution.

He says the bin is on private property, about 800 feet from the nearest road. They are continuing harvest storage operations with all seven grain bins, saying it’s an inconvenience and they are working to minimize any further damage.

They hope to have the tank in a safe condition by Saturday.

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