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Owner, demo crew close to agreement to bring down damaged elevator

Dakota County officials weighed in on the progress Monday

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. - Nearly a week after a grain elevator explosion rocks a South Sioux elevator there's still no set date for demolition.

We have learned that the plan is to use a crane to tear the building down and that it could take up to 10 semi loads to deliver. 

Authorities say they're doing all they can to expedite the permit process and get the contractor to the elevator safely.  

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners met Monday to talk about providing funds to help the residents displaced because of the elevator explosion as well as demolition. 

The board unanimously voted to activate an emergency declaration which will give South Sioux City access to funding.  

The building is still standing as of now, but because of the unique situation and position of the tower, it will be costly to bring it down. 

"I did get an update today that they are waiting for a contract to be signed by the elevator owner and the demolition people, and they say once everything is signed and sealed, it is going to come down quick," said Scott Love, county commissioner.

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