- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A 40,000-bushel grain bin split open in northwestern Montana, spilling about half of its contents on the ground.

Jeff VanPevenage, the senior vice president and general manager for Columbia Grain’s Montana Division, says the bin split open during the night Saturday.

He tells The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1uRBb6B ) that no one was at the Gavilon Grain facility in Wolf Point when the nearly full bin broke. No injuries were reported. A cause of the failure has not been determined.

VanPevenage says the wheat on the ground is valued at about $6 per bushel. He says the company likely will vacuum up the grain and run it through its cleaning facility, limiting the loss.

He did not have an estimate of how much it would cost to repair or replace the grain bin.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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