WATCH: Cars fall into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum

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Eight Corvettes fell into a sinkhole that opened up beneath a section of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

A post on the museum’s website said an alarm went off in the Skydome area of the museum just after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014. The alarm was apparently triggered when a sinkhole opened up beneath the museum.

Fire department officials estimated the hole is 40 feet in diameter and 25 to 30 feet deep.

The Skydome houses several one-of-a-kind Corvettes, including production vehicles on loan from private owners and models “made famous by magazines and auto shows the world over,” according to the museum website.  The only 1983 Corvette known to exist is also housed in the Skydome area.

Eight Corvettes fell into the sink hole.  Two of them were on loan from General Motors, and six were owned by the museum.

The two loaned vehicles are a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil.”  The other six vehicles are a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG pace car, a white 1992 One-millionth Corvette, a ruby red 1993 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 and a white 2009 1.5 Millionth Corvette.

The museum was closed to the public while a structural engineer was assessing the damage.
No injuries were reported.

Map of the National Corvette Museum