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8 Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole at Kentucky museum

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Courtesy: National Corvette Museum Courtesy: National Corvette Museum
Courtesy: National Corvette Museum Courtesy: National Corvette Museum

A sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum has damaged 8 cars. The museum is located near GM's Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

The hole is in the area of the museum called the Skydome, which was built in the early 1990's. Spokeswoman Kim Lancaster tells the Associated Press it opened up around 5:40am Wednesday, setting off an alarm to the fire department. No one was at the museum at the time.

The museum says the 8 cars damaged include a 1962 model and both the 1 millionth and 1.5 millionth Corvettes. Pictures show several inside the giant hole, estimated at 45 feet across and 25-30 feet deep.

Lancaster tells the AP that information is still being gathered on what caused the sinkhole. The museum is closed to the public on Wednesday as engineers assessed the damage and stability of the surrounding area. The museum does plan to open Thursday, though the Skydome will remain closed.

Cars damaged in sinkhole:
1993 ZR-1 Spyder (on loan from General Motors)
2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" (on loan from General Motors)
1962 Black Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

The Associated Press contributed to this story

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