Crews worked for nearly 2 hours to remove grain silo, wires from train tracks in Darke County


It took crews nearly two hours to remove the silo and power lines that had fallen onto nearby CSX Railroad tracks following strong storms Thursday night that cut through Darke County.

Dayton Power & Light and CSX crews responded to the 5900 block of Demming Road east of Ansonia. They cleared the train tracks just before 3 a.m. Friday.

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The crews also removed power lines that had fallen on and around the tracks.

Investigators said they would return later in the day, when there’s enough light, to further investigate what caused the silo to fall.


A strong storm that rolled through Thursday night knocked over buildings and brought down trees and power lines.

A barn was destroyed and two silos were reported down in the 5900 block of Demming Road east of Ansonia, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Darke County Emergency Management Agency reported the thunderstorm damage, which happened around 10:26 p.m. included trees and power lines down, a barn destroyed and damage to grain silos in its report to the National Weather Service.

Deputies and fire crews are on scene, and the county EMA also was contacted, according to the sheriff’s office.

We are on the way and will update this report.

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