Cold weather may have caused corn silo accident

Cold weather may have caused corn silo accident

CALHOUN CO., GA (WALB) - A South Georgia farmer tells us cold weather likely caused a November corn silo accident.   The silos are all gone now at Robert McLendon Farms in Morgan.

 Engineers believe cold weather caused one silo to contract then erupt spilling 92,000 bushels of corn and knocking over two empty silos.
 McLendon said they were able to save 86,000 bushels of corn.

"We're real pleased, the insurance company was pleased and I was pleased. We couldn't have done that without a lot of help from our neighbors. That's just typical farmer neighbors. Everybody jumps in and helps," said Robert McLendon.

 McLendon did not rebuild at that location, but he says his business is doing just fine at his farm in Leary.

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