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Utica Big Bang Postponded

Word that the big bang is postponed coming in an announcement from the state department of transportation late this afternoon. What we don't know is this: when will the old warehouse now come tumbling down.

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Word that the big bang is postponed coming in an announcement from the state department of transportation late this afternoon.

What we don't know is this: when will the old warehouse now come tumbling down.

On Sunday, February 9th this is what was supposed to happen to the fay street warehouse. Now, its postponed until sometime in march.

In a press release from the DOT they say that the postponement of the implosion is due to demolition permit requirements.

As we've reported on eyewitness news the demolition is part of the multimillion dollar arterial project.

"We anticipate work starting sometime in June, July," said DOT spokesman Jim Piccola.

Even though the big bang is postponed other details are staying the same.

"We have detours that will be implemented during the implosion, so that people can still go east west and also north south around the arterial," said Piccola

That includes safety zones around the warehouse.

Within five hundred feet no one is allowed and from five hundred to a thousand feet people will be told to stay inside and away from windows and doors.

The postponement of the implosion will not affect hoopla and taco bell's donations to the Utica youth bureau.  

We will continue to follow this story every step of the way and you will be first to know when we know the big bang is back-on.

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