Cars buried in salt after Morton storage collapse

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 30, 2014 at 8:31 p.m.


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CHICAGO (AP) — A wall at a Morton Salt storage facility has collapsed, burying several cars at a next-door auto dealership in road salt.

Company spokeswoman Denise Lauer says a side wall broke Tuesday afternoon, spilling road salt outside of the facility on Chicago's northwest side and onto the neighboring property. Morton Salt Inc. is a more than 100-year-old company based in Chicago best known for its pourable table salt.

No injuries were reported.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says the collapse happened around 2 p.m. He says several cars are buried in salt. He says city engineers will look at the building's structural integrity.

Chicago police spokesman Thomas Sweeney says officers responded to a call about the collapse. He did not have further details.

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