Partial building collapse at Morton Salt company causes massive spill

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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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Building collapse. Elston and Potomac Morton salt http://t.co/p6pmQjU4JI
No reports of injury. Cars affected from Acura dealership http://t.co/cPZM3iPYhi
a wall collapsed at the morton salt factory today http://t.co/pvw2zHgQzd http://t.co/EHtfif8vmp
Collapse reported at Morton Salt building in Goose Island: http://t.co/1JLKO2TxEQ (Image via @WGNNews) http://t.co/Q0wGaTWiXh
Wall collapses at Morton Salt plant. Their slogan? "When It Rains It Pours." No injuries reported. - @ABC7Chicago http://t.co/40RfsGzec6
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