Several cars were devoured by the earth below Wednesday afternoon after a block-long sinkhole opened in a residential neighborhood in northeastern Baltimore, The Associated Press reported.
"It looks like downtown Baltimore reported nearly 4.5 inches of rain since through 5 p.m. EDT," AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Dave Dombek said. "The heaviest rain in Baltimore should be (through) the first part of tonight. But there can be one more flare-up late tonight."
The Baltimore Fire Department tweeted that the sinkhole has impacted CSX railroad tracks, stopping traffic along with the evacuation of several houses along 26th Street.
Chief Ford is briefing @MayorSRB about the road collapse on East 26th Street. pic.twitter.com/GZQoo4RL8e— Baltimore Fire (@BaltimoreFire) April 30, 2014
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
No injuries have been reported at this time, according to the fire department.