Georgia Power moves Lake Sinclair smokestack demolition to Sunday

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Concern over Hurricane Matthew has delayed Georgia Power’s demolition of the landmark Lake Sinclair smokestack.

The 1,000-foot smokestack, a part of the Harllee Branch Power Plant for nearly 40 years, will now come down on Sunday, sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

According to Georgia Power spokesperson John Kraft, the company pushed back the demolition, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, because of Hurricane Matthew’s impact on surrounding areas and the amount of travelers expected through the weekend. Also, it’s a precautionary measure with the chance of heavier rain and wind.

Kraft says it’s likely the demolition will occur closer to 8 a.m. so traffic on U.S. Highway 441 won’t be delayed for too long.

The full story about the smokestack’s demolition can be found here.

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