Jacksonville, FL — The old City Hall Annex has been imploded in Downtown Jacksonville.
VIDEO OF THE IMPLOSION:
The City of Jacksonville says a gas line was affected by the implosion. There are no evacuations in effect, but Bay Street remains closed. There are also several windows in neighboring buildings that have been shattered.
After pictures show what appears to be some shattered windows at the building across from where the old City Hall Annex was imploded, the City says the contractor will address and repair any damage.
We’re getting more photos and video of the implosion.
JFRD shared video, as the clean up gets underway. Our partner Action News Jax reports some of the rubble will be used for training at FSCJ’s Fire Academy.
Roads in the area are starting to re-open.
As the dust settles, we are starting to get reports of possible damage to at least one building adjacent to the Annex.
The Main Street Bridge has re-opened.
The old City Hall Annex has now come down. There is a large dust cloud around that immediate area, so you need to shelter in place.
The City of Jacksonville has staffed their hotline for anyone who has questions about the implosion. You can contact 904-630-CITY.
JSO says all roads in the “Exclusion Zone” are now closed. Everyone in the area immediately around the old City Hall Annex needs to shelter in place until police provide an “all clear”.
Crowds are building on the Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville to watch the implosion
Roads in to and leading up to the “Exclusion Zone are starting to close, according to JSO.