Drivers wait after storage collapses, trapping 50 vehicles

BALTIMORE — There isn’t any approach out for the 50 vehicles trapped contained in the parking storage at One East Pratt Road.

Fortunately, nobody was harm when a parking storage close to Baltimore’s Interior Harbor partially collapsed Friday morning, in response to authorities.

The collapse occurred shortly earlier than 10 a.m. on the bottom degree and second ground of the parking storage.

The Hearth Division’s Particular Operations unit discovered no indicators of anybody trapped or harm throughout an preliminary scan and floor-by-floor search of the storage, Assistant Chief Dante Stewart mentioned.

The collapse has brought about a headache for folks’s whose vehicles are nonetheless inside.

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“I am caught right here,” mentioned Scott McConnell. “I referred to as the storage and so they don’t need to reimburse me, give me a rental automotive or present for a lodge room. I do not understand how I will get dwelling.”

For McConnell, and different drivers, it is irritating.

McConnell works in Baltimore however lives 70 miles away in Pennsylvania.

“I’ve a month-to-month move,” he mentioned.

McConnell had simply pulled right into a parking house when he witnessed the collapse.

“I no sooner put the automotive in park and I noticed the entire ceiling come down,” he mentioned.

Parking storage attendant noticed storage collapse

The reason for the collapse remains to be beneath investigation.

Metropolis paperwork present there are open building permits on the gargage and {that a} latest ramp was constructed. The construction’s final inspection was again in 2017.

The corporate that owns the storage, Banyan Road Capital despatched WMAR-2 Information this assertion:

“We’re conscious of the incident at One East Pratt through which a part of a parking deck ramp collapsed. As a security precaution, we have now secured the encircling space and closed all entry factors into the storage. Right now, there are not any bodily accidents and no recognized vehicular injury. We’re cooperating with a structural engineer with the Metropolis of Baltimore, who’s onsite to find out the reason for the partial ramp collapse.”

Earlier within the day, constructing engineers have been on scene together with constructing inspectors.

“It is heartbreaking to see,” mentioned Maximus Saneca. “I dwell close by. That is going to trigger a difficulty for parking and visitors.”

Not one of the estimated 50 automobiles parked contained in the storage sustained any injury.

“We will’t get in there to get our stuff,” mentioned McConnell. “I’ve obtained a pc and another stuff I need to get out of the automotive and I can’t get to it.”

Individuals who have vehicles within the storage ought to contact S&P Plus to determine when and the way they will get their vehicles. To contact them, click on this hyperlink.