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Salt Pours On Cars After Morton Storage Collapse

Several cars buried in salt are shown in the photo after a wall at a Morton Salt storage facility collapsed in Chicago.
Photo/Courtesy The Chicago Fire Department, Larry Langford
Several cars buried in salt are shown in the photo after a wall at a Morton Salt storage facility collapsed in Chicago.

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 on Chicago's northwest side, spilling road salt outside the facility and onto the neighboring property. Morton Salt Inc. is a 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 didn't have further details.

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