This grain elevator collapsed Tuesday west of Spokane near the community of Edwall. (Sue Lani Madsen / The Spokesman-Review) Grain elevator collapses near Edwall, knocking out power to rural area west of Spokane
A grain elevator collapsed early Wednesday in Edwall causing a brief power surge and warping a section of BNSF Railway track.
The collapse happened around 1 a.m. The bin, which is owned by Ritzville Warehouse Co. based out of Ritzville, appears to have been full of grain, some of which spilled out onto the ground.
Deputy Scott Blomgren with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said details are scarce.
“We don’t know the size of the elevator or how much grain is out,” he said.