A block-long sinkhole opened up in a residential neighborhood in northeast Baltimore, sucking in multiple cars and forcing the evacuation of several houses, officials said.
The fire department tweeted on its official Twitter account that a sinkhole opened up Wednesday afternoon in the first block of 26th Street. The sinkhole opened next to railroad tracks used by CSX.
The block of rowhouses was evacuated, and a building inspector called. The fire department said no injuries had been reported.
— Gold Solid Gold (@GoffSolid) April 30, 2014
CSX suspended rail traffic, according to a fire department tweet. Transportation officials were said to be conducting an analysis of the street.
— Gretchen LeGrand (@GretchenLeGrand) April 30, 2014
According to one witness, the site looked like a landslide had occurred.
Rain had drenched central Maryland for more than 24 hours.