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CLEVELAND – It was an explosive finish after a 107-year stand.

The smokestacks of FirstEnergy’s Lakeshore power plant were detonated at 1:00 a.m. Friday morning. Traffic was halted, history was made, and the crescendo of a $15-million dollar demolition is now the books.

It’s the plant on the south-side of the shoreway that’s been a staple for millions of commuters over the years.

For Joe Cerer, it’s been his work life for a decade.

“For me personally, it was very emotional day when we shut it. When we pressed the final shutdown button on the generator. It was a sad day. It was a sad day. You know, and it’s hard to see it go,” he said.


Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of Walter Bibikow and Getty Images

Video Courtesy of Facebook and WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

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