Jacksonville, FL - The old City Hall Annex has been imploded in Downtown Jacksonville.
VIDEO OF THE IMPLOSION:
LIVE: The Jacksonville old City Hall Annex is scheduled to implode at 8 a.m. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: bit.ly/2T2dVG2Posted by Action News Jax on Sunday, January 20, 2019
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.
Implosion update: Bay Street remains closed as repairs and clean-up continue. Officials advise that a gas line was impacted during the implosion and is undergoing repair. There are currently no notices of evacuation. pic.twitter.com/oAZUnzs8eD— City of Jacksonville (@CityofJax) January 20, 2019
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.
Just got this email response from City of #Jacksonville spokesperson: "The implosion proceeded according to plan... Any damage to property resulting from the implosion is being addressed by the contractor and repaired promptly." https://t.co/XB7CY7mG4b— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) January 20, 2019
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.
This was the exciting part....now time for the clean up..... pic.twitter.com/sJqdHYJAj8— MyJFRD (@JFRDJAX) January 20, 2019
Roads in the area are starting to re-open.
#JSO #Jax Old City Hall Annex Implosion Update -All streets affected by the implosion have been re-opened with the exception of Bay Street from Liberty St to Ocean St. and Newman and Market Streets adjacent to the Annex site. @JFRDJAX @CityofJax @JaxReady— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) January 20, 2019
As the dust settles, we are starting to get reports of possible damage to at least one building adjacent to the Annex.
Nearby buildings feared the blast would cause windows to shatter https://t.co/YxYMB40sNp— Lorena Inclán (@LorenaANjax) January 20, 2019
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”.
#JSO #Jax Old City Hall Annex Implosion Update - All Traffic in the implosion area is stopped. This includes the Main St Bridge(NB), Adams, Liberty, Market, Newnan, and Ocean Streets. They will remain closed until cleared following the implosion. @JFRDJAX @CityofJax @JaxReady— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) January 20, 2019
Crowds are building on the Southbank of Downtown Jacksonville to watch the implosion
Check out the prime view we have from the St. Johns River for the old #Jacksonville City Hall Annex implosion. It’s just 15 min away! Lots of other boaters joining us out here to check out a slice of Jax history. Watch live on @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/LosSwAvOlO— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) January 20, 2019
Roads in to and leading up to the “Exclusion Zone are starting to close, according to JSO.