- Associated Press - Friday, August 19, 2016

PROVO, Utah (AP) - Provo will demolish its iconic 77-year-old Provo Power smokestacks to avoid the prohibitive cost of bringing them up to safety standards.

The Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2bjaDex ) that the city plans to detonate explosive charges at the base of the towers on Sunday morning.

Several streets will be closed and security will make sure no one gets too close to the explosion. There will be specified viewing areas outside the perimeter.

City spokesman Corey Norman says asbestos has been removed from the towers and the total cost of the detonation will be about $200,000. He says bringing the smokes stacks up to safety standards would cost $4 million.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, https://www.heraldextra.com

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