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Baltimore sinkhole swallows several parked cars

The concavity is located around 26th Street & N Charles Street, right next to the railroad tracks.
By Veronica Linares Contact the Author   |   May 1, 2014 at 7:31 AM

BALTIMORE, May 1 (UPI) -- A block-long sinkhole that opened up in a residential neighborhood in Baltimore, Md. on Wednesday prompted the evacuation of several houses in the area.

The concavity is located around 26th Street & N Charles Street, the city mayor's Twitter account shared a message Wednesday evening asking residents to avoid the area.

Because the sinkhole opened next to railroad tracks used by CSX, officials have suspended railroad traffic in the area.

A building inspector was called to the scene as residents were being asked to evacuate. No injuries or casuals have stemmed from the incident.

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