Massive Spill at Morton Salt Factory

When it rains it pours.

ByAbc News
December 30, 2014, 4:33 PM

— -- A spill at the Morton Salt facility in Chicago caused a partial wall collapse and an outpouring of salt into an Acura dealership next door.

The building rooftop reads, "Morton Salt, When it rains, it pours."

PHOTO: Peter Muller posted this photo on Dec. 30, 2014 with the caption, "The @mortonsalt factory next door to my office just collapsed and salt is pouring into the parking lot!"
Peter Muller posted this photo on Dec. 30, 2014 with the caption, "The @mortonsalt factory next door to my office just collapsed and salt is pouring into the parking lot!"
Peter Muller/Instagram

Fortunately, no one was injured.

Denise Lauer, Morton Salt Inc. director of communications, said in a statement, "A side wall of our storage facility on Elston Avenue in Chicago collapsed this afternoon, spilling road salt outside of the facility and onto a neighboring property. We are working with local authorities to review and respond to the situation. There are no reported injuries. We will provide additional details as appropriate."

PHOTO: The Chicago Fire Media posted this photo to Twitter on Dec. 30, 2014 with the caption, "Building collapse. Elston and Potomac Morton salt".
The Chicago Fire Media posted this photo to Twitter on Dec. 30, 2014 with the caption, "Building collapse. Elston and Potomac Morton salt".
Chicago Fire Media

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