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Stokes: too soon for collapse blame
(The Daily Record/Adam Bednar)

Stokes: too soon for collapse blame

Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes says it’s too soon to say who’s to blame for a street collapse that sent a retaining wall onto a railroad track in heavy rain.

The slide on April 30 swallowed part of 26th Street in Charles Village, including cars parked along one side of the block.

Stokes represents Charles Village.

He tells WBAL-AM that the city is rebuilding the wall and the street, and it will likely seek reimbursement from CSX, which runs the freight line. Stokes says BGE and the city will replace utilities in that block.

Stokes says the residents of 19 houses will be out of their homes for at least another month. They’re staying in hotels or with friends or relatives. The city is paying for lodging and food.

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