Cockeysville distillery building collapse

A collapsed wall from the former whiskey distillery building, currently vacant, in the 10900 block of York Road as a result of Hurricane Sandy in Cockeysville, Md., on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. (Staff photo by Brian Krista / October 30, 2012)

A portion of York Road in Cockeysville could be closed until rush hour Wednesday morning after a portion of the old distillery building in the 10900 block of York Road collapsed Tuesday morning.

Laura Rakowski, a spokeswoman for the Maryland State Highway Administration, said debris from the collapsed wall was cleared from the road, but that the two northbound lanes would remain closed due to the threat of further collapse in the vacant warehouse.

Baltimore County emergency spokeswoman Elise Armacost said a section three-story tall, 100-foot long section of the building collapse at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday, and that officials believe the storm caused the accident.

Rakowski said drivers should prepare alternate routes for their morning commutes, with options including Shawan Road, Warren Road, and I-83.