After explosions last week, over 100 vehicles are being removed from the Strathcona County Community Centre's parkade.
 
A structural assessment of the parkade was completed and the only damage reported was in the immediate area of the initial explosion. A visual inspection of the first few cars being removed on Tuesday (Nov.13) night showed thick soot completely covering the vehicles. 
 
Vehicles being towed from the upper level should be completed over the next three to four days. Further steps need to be taken before vehicles on the lower level can be removed.
 
"We need some additional time to ensure that process can be done safely," said Strathcona County fire chief Jeff Hutton.
 
IMG 0061Strathcona County fire chief Jeff Hutton spoke to the media on Tuesday night (Nov.13).
 
As for the county hall and community centre assessment, both were deemed structurally sound.
 
An environmental assessment was completed on county hall and cleaning has begun. Restoration is expected to be complete after the weekend.
 
IMG 0266Tow trucks pulled the first few vehicles out of the Strathcona County Community Centre parkade.
 
Cleaning at the community centre and parkade will start once the environmental assessment is complete.
 
"Our focus right now is to get the staff re-entered," added Hutton.
 
No date has been set for the reopening of county hall or community centre to the public.

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