Large tower coming down at old Smurfit site; don't call 9-1-1 about ka-boom!

2013-01-12T15:30:00Z 2014-09-08T13:21:40Z Large tower coming down at old Smurfit site; don't call 9-1-1 about ka-boom!Missoulian
January 12, 2013 3:30 pm  • 

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office warned people living near the old Smurfit-Stone mill site in Frenchtown that the big boom they’d likely hear this weekend was nothing to worry about.

“A demolition crew will be taking down a large tower weighing approximately 22,000 tons,” the Sheriff’s Office tweeted and posted on its Facebook page Saturday afternoon.

People living near the site would be notified by the reverse 9-1-1 system, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The notice didn’t specify the time of the demolition. The Sheriff’s Office generally doesn’t release that information, as a way of keeping lookie-loos from congregating, and thus posing a possible safety hazard.

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  1. Allie
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    Allie - January 12, 2013 4:29 pm
    I thought it was an earthquake! I live by the armory down the road from Muralt's and it should my house.
  2. Abasnail
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    Abasnail - January 12, 2013 4:06 pm
    We won't since we were given warning this time.
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