Cars buried in salt after Morton storage collapse

2014-12-31 10:04
Glass saltcellar from Shutterstock

Glass saltcellar from Shutterstock (Africa Studio)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Chicago - A wall at a Morton Salt storage facility has collapsed, burying several cars at a next door auto dealership in road salt.

Company spokesperson Denise Lauer says a side wall broke on Tuesday afternoon on Chicago's northwest side, spilling road salt outside the facility and onto the neighbouring 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 spokesperson Larry Langford says the collapse happened around 14:00. He says several cars are buried in salt. He says city engineers will look at the building's structural integrity.

Chicago police spokesperson Thomas Sweeney says officers responded to a call about the collapse. He did not have further details.

Read more on:    us

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.