Salty Mess: Morton Salt Warehouse Wall Collapse

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CHICAGO — Morton Salt is learning what its motto — when it rains, it pours — really means.

Part of the wall at the company’s Chicago warehouse came crashing down, unleashing a massive 60 foot tall mountain of Morton salt.

To pour even more salt on the wound, the sodium buried 11 cars parked at the Acura dealership next door. Most of them belonged to customers needing repairs.

Morton promised to replace the cars within the next two weeks, but it’ll take longer to clean up the mess at the warehouse.

Fire officials said it appears workers piled the salt  higher than they were supposed to, and the resulting pressure caused the south wall to collapse.

Thankfully, there are no confirmed injuries — just the “a-salted” cars.


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