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UPDATE: No damage at Husky Refinery, nearby road remains closed

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SUPERIOR, WI -- Officials are sharing new details about the status of the Husky Refinery, after an unstable tower caused the campus to evacuate on Thursday.

According to Husky officials, trained experts entered the site Saturday morning to conduct a closer examination of the stack that had a structural defect, which was causing it to sway in the wind.

Experts used drones and computer modeling to gain necessary engineering information about the structural integrity of the stack.

Officials said as of now, all evidence shows no damage.

Engineers will be setting up a crane to further secure the stack, which will allow them to safely conduct more testing.

Stinson Avenue in Superior has been closed since the evacuation of the Refinery on Thursday, and will remain closed as a precautionary measure until further notice, as it is considered to be part of the "fall zone."

Officials said there is still no risk or danger to the public.

Jenna Wells

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