City Says Collapse Site Is Safe, but Residents Can’t Come Home Yet

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Charles Village's 26th Street collapse

The results of sonar testing conducted by Baltimore city at the site of the 26th Street collapse revealed that the area is safe. Even so, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has stuck with her estimate that the evacuated Charles Village residents won’t not be sleeping in their own beds for weeks yet.

As for the cause of the collapse, whether it was the responsibility of the city or CSX, when the street will be restored, and whether residents’ complaints about the state of the street were properly handled, the city is still shrugging its shoulders.

According to WBAL-TV, displaced residents appreciate that the city has expedited their claims, but they are anxious to get back into their homes and figure out where their home values are going to go now that they’re on cliff-front property.

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