- Charles Village Businesses Deal With Aftermath of Landslide
- Charles Village Residents Notified CSX of Sinking Ground
- Community in Charles Village Fears Similar Street Collapse
- City Hall Unable to Provide Last Year's Stability Assessment Cited by Mayor After Street Collapse
- CSX Service Resumes Friday in Area of Baltimore Street Collapse
- Charles Village Residents Say They Notified City Officials of Sinking Ground Before Landslide
- Mayor: Study One Year Ago Found No Weaknesses in Street that Collapsed Wednesday
- Collapsed Baltimore Street to Stay Evacuated
- Work Begins to Remove Vehicles, Debris from City Landslide
- Cars Slide into Block-Long Hole in Baltimore
- Street, Sidewalk Collapses in North Baltimore
Mayor: Study One Year Ago Found No Weaknesses in Street that Collapsed Wednesday
Cleanup crews were on the scene of Wednesday's street collapse in North Baltimore Thursday morning.
By Thursday evening St. Paul and Charles streets were re-opened to north-south traffic. Officials say it will be a while until 26th street between St Paul and Charles is back open.
The nearly 130 year old retaining wall holding the street from the CSX railroad tracks gave way on Wednesday, swallowing eight cars. Nearby homes were evacuated.
At a press conference Thursday evening Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that CSX hoped to start train service again that night. According to the Mayor an assessment of the structural stability of the street a year earlier found no weaknesses.
"We're asking the questions, what transpired between last year and this year that caused that street to collapse," Rawlings-Blake said.
Three bulldozers worked to clear debris on Thursday and heavy machinery was used to lift vehicles out of the pit. One car, teetering on the edge, was pulled to safety.