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Watch the stunning Baltimore street collapse (GIF)

You’ve probably heard the news by now but take a look at this GIF that captures a street collapsing after days of heavy rain in Baltimore. In just a few seconds you get why folks standing nearby are a bit surprised.


Record-setting heavy rains in the D.C. and Baltimore region caused one lane of the East 26th Street between North Charles and St. Paul streets to collapse Wednesday about 4 p.m. in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore. The cause of the collapse was unclear and many residents living in the along East 26th Street were ordered to leave the area.

Watch the scene leading up to the collapse here:

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Dana Hedgpeth is a Post reporter, working the early morning, reporting on traffic, crime and other local issues.

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