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Md. rail line could reopen Thursday evening

Thursday - 5/1/2014, 5:25pm  ET

Firefighters look at a car sitting on the edge of a sinkhole in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, as heavy rain moves through the region. Road closures have been reported due to flooding, downed trees and electrical lines elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings through Wednesday afternoon in Washington, northern Virginia and central Maryland. (AP Photo)
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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Freight rail officials say cargo trains will likely begin running again Thursday evening on a section of track that was buried when a street collapsed in Baltimore.

CSX Corp. suspended operations Wednesday afternoon when a sidewalk and retaining wall in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood buckled and caved in during a rainstorm, swallowing a streetlight and more than half a dozen cars. Nobody was injured.

One block of homes across the street remains evacuated.

Baltimore officials say work to clear debris and stabilize the retaining wall began early Thursday. The city transportation department is inspecting for structural integrity of the area.

A CSX spokeswoman says the landslide caused minimal rerouting and inventory delays.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation.


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