Several vehicles swallowed by sinkhole at National Corvette Museum

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP/WVLT) — A sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on Wednesday, damaging eight cars.

Bowling Green city spokeswoman Kim Lancaster says the hole opened up at about 5:40 a.m. CST Wednesday, setting off an alarm and a call to the fire department.

Our sister station, WBKO in Bowling Green, reports the sinkhole is estimated to be around 40 feet wide and 20-30 feet deep.

In a news release, the National Corvette Museum says the following cars were damaged:
- 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 hole is in part of the domed section of the museum, and that area will remain closed. That's an original part of the facility for which was completed in 1994.

Lancaster says information is still being gathered about what exactly happened, but this appears to be the first incident of its kind at the property. The museum sits on an area containing many of Kentucky's longest caves.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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