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Updated: Cleanup Begins After Baltimore Street Collapse

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Cars sit on the edge of a sinkhole in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, as heavy rain moves through the region. (Photo: AP) Cars sit on the edge of a sinkhole in the Charles Village neighborhood of Baltimore, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, as heavy rain moves through the region. (Photo: AP)
The landslide in the Charles Village neighborhood wiped out a set of train tracks, causing CSX rail to suspend some service  (Photo: AP) The landslide in the Charles Village neighborhood wiped out a set of train tracks, causing CSX rail to suspend some service (Photo: AP)
Two cars dangle perilously on the side of the road after the slide. Fire department officials believe no one was injured. (Photo: AP) Two cars dangle perilously on the side of the road after the slide. Fire department officials believe no one was injured. (Photo: AP)
BALTIMORE (AP)- Crews are starting to removing rubble and cars from the site of a block-long collapse of a residential street in Baltimore onto railroad tracks.

Fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said work to clear debris, stabilize the wall and remove cars on the edge of the embankment begins Thursday morning.

A sidewalk and retaining wall along 26th Street in Charles Village slid with mud and debris onto railroad tracks below on Wednesday afternoon. The collapse came after heavy rains over the previous 24 hours brought flooding to the region, but the cause is still under investigation.
   
Brennan says officials don't know yet when the road will be reopened or residents of the block can return home.
   
A nearby elementary and middle school was closed Thursday because of the road closures.
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