UPDATE: Georgia Power cancels Plant Branch smokestack demolition

UPDATE (10/8) -- Sunday's scheduled demolition has been cancelled, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills and officials with Georgia Power.

 

Officials with Georgia Power have postponed Saturday's demolition of the smokestack at Harllee Branch Power Plant on Lake Sinclair.

The demolition has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 9 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. That's according to Georgia Power Spokesperson John Kraft.

Georgia Power says before the demolition, police will set up an exclusion zone to create a safe buffer for the community. Traffic will also be temporarily stopped on Highway 441 that day. All boat traffic will be also prohibited from entering the zone on Lake Sinclair.

The Harllee Branch Power Plant closed in April 2015 after not being able to comply with new environmental protection regulations.


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