Large hole opens in downtown Baltimore road, swallowing part of Light Rail station

A downtown Light Rail platform collapsed into the ground beneath it Wednesday morning, two days into a mess of infrastructure failures that Baltimore officials warned could cause significant traffic and transit disruptions for days. A sinkhole near the intersection of Howard and Pratt streets appeared to swallow an elevated platform that allows wheelchair users to access Light Rail trains. As the underground void grew, crews were in the process of removing the ramp and platform when it collapsed, Public Works Director Rudy Chow said. (Balt. Sun)

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