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Power turned off while debris-damaged building is repaired.

Duke Energy imploded an old chimney of the Wabash River Generating Station. But it did not go without a hitch, albeit an indirect one.

Word of the implosion was kept under wraps for safety reasons. Officials say they didn’t want to risk drawing a crowd to the area by informing residents in the area beforehand.

Thousands were left without power around the time of the implosion. Burger originally said the chimney implosion had nothing to with this outage. However, after further investigation, Site Manager Mike Wertz says mud was flung up by the chimney. He says it struck a relay control building. Wertz says power must be turned off to repair damage to this building.