T he city of Toledo will implode two smoke stacks at the site of the former ACME Steam Plant Wednesday.
The implosion of two of three existing ACME stacks is scheduled to take place at 12:30 p.m. near Front Street and Deaborn Avenue. The public will be able to view the implosions from Edison Park on Front Street.
WATCH the event here LIVE.
Large clouds of dust are expected; however, the dust is not toxic or hazardous to health of the general population, according to the city. Those with respiratory issues are asked to avoid the area for a short time after the implosions have taken place. Dust that accumulates on homes, vehicles, or other outdoor items can be removed with water.
Several neighboring roads and portions of the Maumee River will be closed as part of an exclusion area surrounding the site, including:
Beginning 10:30 a.m. - S. Marina between Front and Riverside, Riverside between Main and S. Marina
Beginning 12:00 p.m. - Carbon at Front, East Broadway at Front, Elgin at Front, Essex at Front, Front between Craig Bridge/I-280 ramp and Essex, Licking at Front, Maryland at Front, Steel at Front, Tribute Park entrance at Front, Worthington at Front
All roads are expected to re-open at 1:00 p.m.
Residents of homes along Front Street have also been asked to leave their homes prior to Noon Wednesday or remain in their homes until being given an all clear. Those with homes in the area have also been asked to shut windows and turn off air conditioning units immediately prior to and after the implosions.
The city said motorists using the Veterans' Glass City Skyway should expect traffic to be reduced or stopped prior to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The National Museum of the Great Lakes will be closed Wednesday and will re-open on Tuesday, July 22.