Cars Buried in Salt After Morton Storage Collapse

A partially collapsed wall at the Morton Salt facility gave way to tons of salt being dumped onto parked cars at an adjacent car dealership in Chicago, Illinois, December 30, 2014. No injuries were reported in the incident but several cars were covered in salt. REUTERS/Andrew Nelles (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)

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.

One thought on “Cars Buried in Salt After Morton Storage Collapse

  1. Interesting that salt is at such a low price. Its is up to 1.99 but has been down HARD for months. Some major players have even been going under.

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