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Charles Village Residents Notified CSX of Sinking Ground

It has been one week since the wall collapse in Charles Village, but city officials have yet to provide details of its inspection on the wall a year ago.  And while crews have kicked their work into overdrive to repair the wall and street, residents say they should have been here years ago.

Stephan Lieske has been concerned for years that his community was slowly sinking. But when he alerted CSX, the company assured him that the railroad crossing "is safe for travel at the posted speed."

CSX encouraged him to contact the city because "the sinking is a product of a defect in the public water or sewer system."

That reply was sent on April 7 and three weeks later, the side of the street came crashing down onto the tracks below.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake responded to Wednesday incident saying, "We responded to citizen complaints as early as a year ago, May of last year, did a structural test and found that there's no structural weaknesses at that point." Fox45 requested the report but was told that it'll be Wednesday before the office receives the report.

Meanwhile, CSX has resumed train traffic in the neighborhood, though neighbors will likely not be able to go home for another month.Charles Village Residents Notified CSX of Sinking Ground

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