Heavy Winds Send Massive Grain Bin Rolling Across Highway

Kylekostiuk3Published: November 6, 2017Updated: November 7, 201728,940 views
Published: November 6, 2017Updated: November 7, 2017

A windstorm was wreaking havoc through several parts of southeast Alberta on October 18, as a low-pressure system moved through the Canadian province. Power was out in several areas of the province and authorities received reports of several semi-trucks being rolled over, as well as two train derailments, as winds of up to 80 miles per hour swept the province.

The strong winds also fueled the wildfires burning through southern Alberta, which have forced mass evacuation of residents in the affected areas and caused many communities to declare a state of emergency.

In this video, what appears to be a grain bin can be seen rolling across a road outside Provost, Alberta, Canada, obviously torn out of it’s foundations in a nearby farm.

Finding one rolling across the highway in front of you isn’t actually the worst thing that can happen with these agricultural mainstays: on certain occasions, they explode. When highly-combustible grain dust builds up in the tubes, all it takes is a little bit of friction or static electricity to spark an explosion.

Now that is something you do not get to see everyday. While the silo can be seen rolling right between the cars travelling in opposite directions on the road, it just keeps rolling towards the field on the other side of the road, not causing any noticeable damage. It is unknown whether it has been returned to its owner.

Credit: Facebook/Kyle Kostiuk via Storyful

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