Skip to comments.WATCH: Cars Sinking Into a Baltimore Street, People Gathered To Watch. Then The Last 15 Seconds…WOW!
Posted on 05/01/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT by montag813
Incredible video of today's Baltimore street landslide. Car owners were milling about, wondering what to do with their cars sunk 8-12 inches below street level....until....WOW...all we can say is watch the last 15 seconds...
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Horrible and awesome...all at the same time.
Hate to be a noodge, but I don’t think that’s a sinkhole. The terrain in the background is lower, and this is a slump or a slide off the edge of the higher ground.
This is pretty obvious, actually.
Mother Gaia will eventually eat all of the coal and oil-fired vehicles LOL /SARC
You are right. The overhang slid onto CSX tracks beneath. Gonna be one heck of a clean up.
That’ll buff right out. BTT
The overhang slid onto CSX tracks beneath. Gonna be one heck of a clean up.
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Local DC news showed pics of RR tracks being cleared and CSX hoping freight line open tomorrow....
Odd, seeing as the same report said the houses across the street probably would be uninhabitable for the next few days.
Maybe they are ‘afraid’ of more washouts further under road.
Would think that if RR below slide area, the vibrations etc would trigger more slides....
I saw a photo from another angle today. It appears tobbe a block retaining wall that failed. The media persists in calling it a sinkhole...this type of stuff makes me wonder if media types have any gray matter at all.
Bush’s fault or global warming ?
It’s clearly a retaining wall, and you wonder how stable the street itself will be after that collapse.
That woman’s screaming made me want to poke a screw-driver through my ears.
It was the collapse of a retaining wall.
Just Al Gore doing his part to reduce globull warming by taking polluting vehicles off the road. No thanks necessary!
Must see to believe.
For anyone who wants it - here’s a direct link to the YouTube -
Useless fools could have at least tried to drive the cars things to safety. But no, that is not the eastern way. Better to stay safe and dial 911.
Check out a modern college. Journalism majors are one step up from Education majors. Ed majors are the absolute bottom of the academic barrel. The ones who, in reality, are too stupid to actually qualify for college, but are there because they can’t find a real job.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
We’re all Floridians now.
Just a slightly larger than normal pothole.
Already banned in MD, iirc.
(But just imagine how much worse it would have been if they hadn't!)/sarc
is miss his humor - great line
Do you honestly think, with the berm already pronouncedly tilted towards the railroad tracks, that moving the vehicles could even be a remote possibility. The houses across from the tracks (behind) the cellie filmers, were already evacuated, and the ground was shifting quickly. The poor judgement/error was allowing the idiots to stand there filming. The ENTIRE area should have been blocked off.
Now if someone HAD been valiantly trying to “save” their vehicle, how many first responders would have to risk their lives to try and pull those vehicle owners to safety? Or what would the ultimate loss of life been? The public safety decision to NOT allow a mad dash to “save” cars probably saved a lot of lives.
Let me answer that for you: No.
And they are unwilling to go find anyone who does. A decent geotechnical engineer could have properly enlightened them in just a few minutes.
Disregarding the safety aspect of the situation, did you see the angle at which those cars were sitting before the retaining wall fully gave way? Driving those cars out would be like trying to drive up over the ridge on the roof of a house; the angle is too steep.
“Weird” story in Fredericksburg VA paper this AM.
Seems a Family of Coal Miners from KY relocated to VA in 1994 and rented (with option to buy) house along a river bank.
This week, for the 3rd time, house was underwater.
When trouble started, father and family members who lived in house called oldest son who lives about 15 or so miles from him, he came to house, got them out, salvaged what few possessions they could, also had extended family living in ‘trailer’ on property which was also destroyed.
Eldest son, who owns a construction business, was back to scene, is arranging to move a couple of travel trailers to site for temporary quarters and plans on getting to work on rebuilding the house.
NOW, granted, we can say maybe he should move, but for whatever reason (father slowly succumbing to cancer), sense of ‘home’, ‘pride’ or just plain stubbornness, the family is apparently looking out for itself.
Pictures show the family leaving the area in a canoe, all seem to be ‘smiling’....
MY POINT BEING (other than a seemingly ‘throwback’ to ‘back in the day)
I thought the ‘new’ way was to rent a house for peanuts in a ‘dangerous’ area, then when the inevitable SHTF, sit on your roof and wait for the helicopters to come rescue you, DEMAND to be put up in a FIRST RATE MOTEL/HOTEL or DEMAND Government provide you with new quarters IMMEDIATELY - and don’t try to push a FREE HOUSE TRAILER for me to use while waiting FOR MY MONEY from the GOVT.
How unique, this family ‘bonded’ together and are taking care of the situation.
(GRANTED, I have no idea if these people are going to ‘milk the system’ for all they can BUT that is just the cynicism people have me showing, just by their actions/reactions waiting with their collective hands out)
Note to self / “Pick up some touch up paint at pep boys on way home.”
Gawkers and rubberneckers are a strange breed. Sure would have been an interesting video if the section that gave way would have been a 50 feet further back. No wonder there is never a shortage of Darwin Award candidates.
You can hear them over and over again complaining that for three years, the city has neglected to properly repair some damage leading to the collapse.
Yes, they keep saying that here, but it’s more technically a landslide!
Wow, indeed! I didn’t even know (should have) about the whole retaining wall collapsing at once - bam! Thank God no train was moving down below at the time!
“sinkhole” is more dramatic and scary because it implies something you absolutely couldn’t predict.
Agreed! I wonder how close those people were to being pulled down with it. It’s hard to tell. People just standing there w their phones making videos, I’m surprised the copper didn’t tell them to move away.
This is a metaphor for the state of America. The foundation is being undermined with little apparent damage, just a slow sinking. Then at some unpredictable point, it’s all going down. The Democrats are most to blame, but the Republicans has certainly done their share and have stopped nothing. At best an occassional attempt a slowing things down, but no U-turn.
Guess what persuasion?
Actually not quite. It was a landslide - or maybe a sinkhole if you consider the “edge” to be the retaining wall. The ground up to the wall had already given way, hence the cars leaning over the edge. THEN the wall gave way, AFTER land had already “slid” into it.
Said 3 years.
Unbelievable comment. Even others commenting on the site said “thank God nobody *tried to drive the cars things*”, trying to get them out or their belongings. The cars were already perched too precariously!
No, good thing they didn’t (actually, how do you know they didn’t call some towers? They don’t get there immediately you know). Turns out it was all unstable and the trucks would’ve been dragged down with them.
The police had already blocked off the street. Tow trucks couldn’t get in, even if they wanted to. GOVERNMENT was there to protect us and keep us from doing anything useful. For our protection, of course. (Mostly from attorneys)
Actually anyone who does black studies or women’s studies or whatever are the bottom of the barrel. Probably “film” and all that nonsense, too, though maybe they can find a related job.
They are already angry at CSX and the city.
I have to say I’m a little put off by people griping about “it’s all his fault”, always blaming something rather than just shrugging and saying “that’s life”.
The city is offering them hotel vouchers and so on, but “that isn’t good enough”. I know their lives have been greatly disrupted, but what about the fact that bad things happen? Don’t we recognize ACCIDENTS anymore? No, everything ties to someone to blame and sue. Why ruin other people’s lives and reputations over what is ultimately an accident?
Actually, I think it is mostly because we’re more used to genuine sinkholes here.
Or the fact that the thing opened up first between the road and the retaining wall, so it might look like a sinkhole. The wall apparently did not fall down until the ground had given way.
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