Ohio Street grain elevators explode

Cary Ashby • Dec 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Two metal grain elevators on Ohio Street buckled and exploded Tuesday afternoon, covering a yard across the street with corn and blocking the State Street intersection.

Residents in the area lost power about 3:30 p.m.

A house facing east on State Street was knocked off its foundation. There was running water on State Street until the League Street intersection. There was deep water in the front yard of 35 State St.

(NOTE - To view photos of the collapse, as well as the clean up, click on these ReflectorCam 2.0 galleries HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.)

Norwalk Police Chief Dave Light said officers spoke to a witness "who saw the whole thing" and said he didn't see any nearby pedestrians. Norwalk Fire Capt. Bill Knadler said there were "no solid reports" of anybody in the area.

"I'm not going to be happy until we know for sure nobody is in there," Light said.

Look for the full story later on this Web site and in Wednesday's Reflector.

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