At some point in last few days, we’ve all bemoaned the weather here in New England. It’s been cold, it’s been rainy, and isn’t it supposed to be Spring already? Where is the sunshine we’ve all earned after a miserable winter?
Well, a video out of Maryland on Wednesday served as a stern reminder that not all is bad here. Even when the weather is kind of crummy, at least the Earth isn’t swallowing our cars. The Charles Village neighborhood in Baltimore was not so lucky.
This video shows just how terrifying it is when the planet actually decides to give you hell. Skip to the 1:15 mark for the worst of it:
A long stretch of road and sidewalk just called it quits, tumbling down onto the nearby train tracks, taking several cars with it.
CBS Baltimore reported that things looked precarious for up to an hour before the ground gave out. Witnesses said the ground had dropped between six and eight inches in some areas. Officials said that no injuries were reported and that they are still working to assess the damage.
So the next time you sigh and set off on a rant about how New England hasn’t seen the sun in six months, just stop and be grateful that at least the ground you’re standing on is still there.You can reach me at email@example.com. Follow me @dougsaffir