Large section of retaining wall collapses at Target in Holly Springs

North Carolina
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A retaining wall collapsed at a Target store in Holly Springs Saturday afternoon, officials said.

The incident happened at the Target parking lot at 100 Grand Hill Place, according to Holly Springs Fire Chief LeRoy Smith.

Smith said the earth behind the wall likely settled because of recent rains and triggered the collapse.

He said that no cars or people were hit by or were involved in the wall collapse, which happened around 4:20 p.m.

Photos from the scene showed mud and large pieces of asphalt where a large brick wall section had been.  The wall collapse took with it parts of a fence and the concrete gutter that was at the edge of the parking lot.

The Target parking lot was above the wall that collapsed and water was flowing down the mudslide. 

The Target stayed open after the collapse, despite the store losing water because of a water pipe break during the wall collapse.

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