BOWLING GREEN, Ky., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A massive sinkhole opened up underneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., early this morning and swallowed eight cars.
The sinkhole appeared under the Skydome section of the museum, and among the cars there were a 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, and a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder.
Jason Polk, a geography and geology assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, saw the sinkhole and he estimated it is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide. "The city is well-versed in sinkholes," Polk told the Bowling Green Daily News.
The museum owned six of the swallowed cars and General Motors owned the other two.
“As best as I can see, it is about as big as the pedestal area where we had the cars displayed," said museum executive director Wendell Strode. "This is going to be an interesting situation.”
The museum is removing the cars that didn't fall into the sinkhole from the Skydome area.
"Sinkholes can be unpredictable, so we are trying to make sure that everyone is safe," said marketing and communications manager Katie Frassinelli. “A lot of Corvette enthusiasts have called and offered messages of support."
[Bowling Green Daily News] [CNN]