Construction Crews Vacuum Dirt from Sinkhole

By: Kristin Martin
By: Kristin Martin

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Progress continues to be made in recovering the Corvettes that remain in the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum.

Wednesday morning, construction crews started vacuuming dirt out of the sinkhole and continued to remove concrete.

They hope it will uncover the two cars that have not been seen in weeks and get them closer to recovering the one they've been able to see part of.

"One was sticking up a little. They covered it with a tarp then put some sand on top of the tarp to protect it should any other type of debris fall in the hole. So they know where that car is, but the other two -- they think one is near the spire and one is on the other side of the hole. So they're just vacuuming out the dirt to see what they can find," said Katie Frassinelli, the Marketing and Communications manager at the museum.

To illustrate how slow the process is, she explained it would take eight weeks to remove all the dirt.

The crews aren't planning to do that, but it could still be a while before another car can be removed.

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