Partial building collapse at Morton Salt company causes massive spill

Morton Building Wall Collapses, Envelops Cars in Salt
Morton Building Wall Collapses, Envelops Cars in Salt



Chicago police and fire responded Tuesday to a partial building collapse at a Morton Salt company building on 1301 N. Elston, WGN reports. Initial reports said a south building collapsed onto cars, and salt poured onto several nearby vehicles. There are no confirmed injuries at this time.

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The plant is known for the huge sign on the roof that reads, 'When it Rains it Pours.'

DNAinfo reports that the company issued this statement: "A side wall of our storage facility on Elston Avenue in Chicago collapsed this afternoon, spilling road salt outside of the facility and onto a neighboring property. We are working with local authorities to review and respond to the situation. There are no reported injuries. We will provide additional details as appropriate."

Passersby took to Twitter to share photos of the incident. Chicago Fire Media notes that the cars in the photos are from an Accura dealership:

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Partial Building Collapse Causes Massive Spill At Morton Salt
Partial Building Collapse Causes Massive Spill At Morton Salt

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