Local News
2:21 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Video: Sinkhole Swallows Eight Corvettes at Bowling Green Museum

Update: Video

The National Corvette Museum has posted a few security videos of the sinkhole happening. 

The museum has a few more videos here.

Earlier: Eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green were damaged this morning in a large sinkhole collapse.

Museum director Wendell  Strode says the hole, 25 feet deep and 40 feet wide, opened up inside the museum at around 5:40am local time, setting off an alarm and a call to the fire department.

The hole is in part of the domed section of the museum. That's an original part of the facility where construction began in 1992 and was completed in 1994.

Strode says structural engineers and sinkhole experts from Western Kentucky University have been on the scene.

"We’re hoping they will help in this estimate of what happened and what could happen and what we might be able to do in the future from the standpoint of either having to take down the structure or if there’s repairs that will need to be made.   So it’s way too early to determine that," Strode said. 

Officials say this appears to be the first incident of its kind at the property.

There were no injuries.