Dec 30, 2014 10:21 PM
Cars buried in salt after Morton storage collapse
The Associated Press
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.