City of Meridian Public Works Director Hugh Smith and members of a crew with Glenn's Cranes of Meridian discuss ways to remove cars from a cave-in in the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Engineers are trying to determine what caused a drainage structure to collapse beneath the parking lot of the new restaurant, opening a gap that swallowed at least 14 vehicles, a mayor in eastern Mississippi said Monday. (Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star via AP)
City of Meridian Public Works Director Hugh Smith and members of a crew with Glenn's Cranes of Meridian discuss ways to remove cars from a cave-in in the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Engineers are trying to determine what caused a drainage structure to collapse beneath the parking lot of the new restaurant, opening a gap that swallowed at least 14 vehicles, a mayor in eastern Mississippi said Monday. (Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star via AP) Paula Merritt AP
City of Meridian Public Works Director Hugh Smith and members of a crew with Glenn's Cranes of Meridian discuss ways to remove cars from a cave-in in the parking lot of an IHOP restaurant, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Engineers are trying to determine what caused a drainage structure to collapse beneath the parking lot of the new restaurant, opening a gap that swallowed at least 14 vehicles, a mayor in eastern Mississippi said Monday. (Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star via AP) Paula Merritt AP

Officials: Failure of storm drain caused Meridian parking lot collapse

November 10, 2015 02:58 PM