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Boiler house 4 at Hazelwood will be felled by a controlled explosion today.

Boiler house felling

Boiler house felling

Boiler house 4 at Hazelwood will be felled by a controlled explosion today.

Hazelwood boiler house to be demolished today

The first of four boiler houses at the former Hazelwood power station will be demolished this afternoon.

Boiler House 4 will be collapsed by a controlled explosion sometime between 12 and 3pm, depending on weather conditions, by principal contractor Delta Group.

Public viewing won't be possible but it can be seen via the Hazelwood Rehabilitation web site.

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A loud bang for a few seconds is likely to be heard in Morwell and the surrounding area.

For drivers there may be delays on the Princes Freeway, Strzelecki Highway and Brodribb Road.

Reduced speed limits and travel delays of up to 10 minutes are expected on both Melbourne-bound and Traralgon-bound lanes of the Princes Freeway between the Strzelecki Highway and Commercial Road overpass.

Minor delays of less than 5 minutes are expected on the Strzelecki Highway between the Princes Freeway and Morwell-Thorpdale Road.

Brodribb Road and Nadenboucshs Road will be closed, with the exception of local traffic.

Boiler House 3 is likely to be felled later this month, then the remaining two early next year.

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