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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Eight Corvettes at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green are gone after a sinkhole opened under the Skydome portion of the facility Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, the museum's security company alerted officials around 5:44 a.m. Wednesday when movement in the Skydome set off motion detectors.

Museum officials said when the arrived at the building they discovered the sinkhole and the Bowling Green Fire Department secured the area.

A huge sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY swallowed 8 of the sports cars. Watch as it happens from a surveillance camera, then see the aftermath as a drone flies into the sinkhole. Gannett - USA Today

The release stated the following cars were affected:

1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors

2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors

The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:

1962 Black Corvette

1984 PPG Pace Car

1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette

1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette

2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette

2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

A sinkhole opened up and swalled 8 collectible Chevrolet Corvettes Wednesday at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Staff says 'tears were shed' over the loss of the classic cars. Gannett - USA Today

Stuctural engineers are being called in to survey the damage. The museum is open to the public, but officials said the Skydome is closed to everyone, including employees, until it is deemed structurally sound.

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