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.