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50 year old grain tank spills across SR 271

McCoy terminal cleans up 20,000 bushel spill

OAKESDALE — A McCoy metal grain tank on State Route (SR) 271 spilled early in the morning last Friday, March 8, spreading grain across the roadway, causing a traffic hazard with no injuries to motorists or drivers.

Whitman County Deputy Tim Cox reports that he was advised at approximately 8:10 a.m. of a traffic hazard at the McCoy Grain Elevators with further information stating that a grain tank had “crumpled over, was leaning on another grain tank, and was leaking grain out onto the highway.”

“I responded, and upon my arrival, several PNW employees were already on the scene,” said Deputy Cox...


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