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Cars Come under a Salt

“When it rains, it pours.” That’s the motto of Morton Salt, but a Chicago (Ill.) Fire Department spokesman had a different explanation for the salt that came pouring into a car lot, along with some bricks: “It appears to be a case of too much salt and too little wall.” There were no injuries — and no humans were buried in the saltalanche — but the piled-high flavor enhancer crushed parts of cars and even scooted some cars aside. Officials forbade anyone to approach the building until engineers checked its structural integrity, and authorized salt removal to begin. (AC/Chicago Sun-Times, WBBM Chicago) ...They specifically insisted that it not rain until they were ready.
Original Publication Date: 11 January 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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