Repair work expected to start today

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:01 AM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Work is expected to start today to fix the damage caused by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum.

Eight classic cars were swallowed by the sinkhole.

Executive director Wendell Strode says a geotechnical engineering firm has been checking out the damage and a construction team is ready to start the rebuilding process. He says the first job is to stabilize the museum's red spire, then recover three cars that landed on top of the pile from the sinkhole. Later, the sides of the sinkhole will be secured, so crews can remove dirt and rock and retrieve the remaining cars.

Strode says he has been told it will take two to three weeks to fix the sinkhole.

General Motors says it will repair the damaged Corvettes.

The National Corvette Museum remains open. A glass window is in place for people to get a look at the damaged area. There's also a webcam focused on the sinkhole on the museum's website.

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