Genesee Towers implosion plan released
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:38:16 GMT —
The Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce released details about Sunday's scheduled implosion of the Genesee Towers.
The implosion is scheduled for 10 in the morning, with much of the area surrounding the Genesee Towers blocked off. Organizers and the Genesee County Health Department have asked that the general public stay home for the sake of safety. Health department officials warn that the dust cloud that will be made by the implosion might have fungal spores, silica, and other potentially hazardous materials.
There is a public viewing area available, with those areas expected to be in front of the Riverfront Residence and Conference Center on Saginaw Street.
All addresses within a "safe zone" will be asked to evacuate prior to the implosion. The "safe zone" will extend out about 600 feet beyond the Genesee Towers. Click here to see the "safe zone" around the Genesee Towers.
Because of this "safe zone" there will also be many road closures downtown. Detours will be put in place in order to direct traffic around the area. You can see the detour route here, which was provided by the Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce.
The implosion is expected to last about 6 seconds.
NBC25 will stream the implosion of the Genesee Towers live online. We will send out a notification prior to the implosion on our mobile app, which you can get for the iPhone or your Android device here.