BALTIMORE - Several parked cars tumbled in a massive sinkhole in Baltimore Wednesday.
Please avoid the area of 26th St & N Charles St. A major sinkhole has opened impacting the CSX rail below.. Multiple city agencies on scene.— Baltimore OEM (@BaltimoreOEM) April 30, 2014
Neighbors call the area Pastel Row, because each house along the street is painted a different color. The homes were built in the 1920s.
Diane Shaw, who works at the Leffler Agency not from the collapse, said she could hear and feel it.
"Heard a loud bang and the whole building shook," Shaw said.
Residents told ABC2 News reporter Brian Kuebler that the collapse took about 15 seconds and sounded like the dull roar of thunder.
Gretchen LeGrand, executive director of the non-profit Code In The Schools, captured stunning images of the cars from the vantage point of her office across the CSX tracks.
Holy cow. This just happened right next to my office. They are evacuating block now. http://t.co/a5n9OWxeM0— Gretchen LeGrand (@GretchenLeGrand) April 30, 2014