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Cars Slide Into Block-Long Sinkhole in Baltimore



    WATCH: Street Collapses, Swallows Up Cars in Baltimore

    A YouTube user captured the dramatic moments when an entire Baltimore street collapsed Wednesday during a rain storm. (Published Friday, May 2, 2014)

    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.

    CSX suspended rail traffic, according to a fire department tweet. Transportation officials were said to be conducting an analysis of the street.

    According to one witness, the site looked like a landslide had occurred.

    Rain had drenched central Maryland for more than 24 hours.